The Maclean’s team jumped at the chance to be the media partner for the Canada2020 conference on Oct. 3 and 4. We set up shop at a pop-up studio on the Ottawa Convention Centre’s third floor and on a nearby escalator. Paul Wells and John Geddes spoke to some of the conference’s leading thinkers just down the street from Parliament Hill. Nick Taylor-Vaisey put them on the spot, asking for a 30-second vision of Canada in 2020 between the convention centre’s second and third floors. Cormac MacSweeney, Parliament Hill bureau chief for CityTV and Rogers Radio, convened a special edition of the Maclean’s political panel. All told, we came up with extensive coverage.
Videographer David Zelikovitz, behind the camera for the two-day confab, produced an extended highlights reel. Below the video, find complete interviews with former Quebec premier Jean Charest, pollster Frank Graves, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and economics professor Miles Corak.
Maclean’s at 2020: Two days and four interviews in 30 minutes