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Will We Rise to the Challenge? Eight Mega Issues Facing Canada

Briefing by Charles Barrett, Anne Golden

This briefing tracks eight key trends that are having a major impact on Canada’s business and public policy environment. Charles Barrett and Anne Golden point to the global economy and the consequences of competition from developing countries. They examine Canada’s relationship with the United States and the competing priorities of defence and trade. They also look at the need for investment in human capital and innovation for Canada to compete on the global stage, as well as the importance of addressing climate change and environmental issues.

Barrett and Golden call for more funding from municipal governments, a revamping of Canada’s health care to make it more affordable and effective, and a renewed faith in the leaders of Canadian businesses and institutions. They stress that, while each of the mega issues represents both threats to the status quo and opportunities for Canadian leaders, the focus must be on the latter is Canada is to secure a sustainable future.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Charles Barrett; Anne Golden;
Publisher: Conference Board of Canada [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2004; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: International; National;
Registration Required: Yes Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

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Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Municipal Infrastructure
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Municipal Governance
Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Air
Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Climate Change
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Policy Articles / Health Care / Accountability
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Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Globalization
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Canada - U.S. Relations
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Policy Articles / Labour & Markets / Brain Drain
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Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Air / 2004
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Policy Articles / Health Care / Reform / 2004
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Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Canada - U.S. Relations / 2004
Policy Articles / Labour & Markets / Brain Drain / 2004
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Canada - U.S. Relations / 2004
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) / 2004
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Globalization / 2004
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public policy issues; policymakers; business leaders; Canadian trends; global economy; global competition; prosperous future;