What is the future of Canada? That nation-envisioning process is at the heart of Canada 2020, an independent progressive think-tank that is set to host its second annual conference in Ottawa, beginning Nov. 18. Maclean’s is pleased to offer a free live-stream to the three-day affair, which comes complete with big-name keynotes and thoughtful panel discussions that examines, in a wide-ranging way, the role the federal government can play in a modern Canada.
David Axelrod—an American political operative best known for his strategy work for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and now a CNN political commentator—kicked things off on Wednesday. Watch more talks from such guests as Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, former prime minister Joe Clark, a roundtable between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard (moderated by Maclean’s own Paul Wells), and a keynote from Kevin Rudd, the former prime minister of Australia.
- 8:30 am ET: Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- 9:15 am ET: Roundtable discussion with Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec, moderated by Paul Wells.
- 10:30 am ET: Joe Clark, former prime minister of Canada.
- 1:15 pm ET: Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia