Year Ahead 2023


Here’s what happened at the Maclean’s Ideas Summit

The inaugural Maclean’s Ideas Summit featured leading thinkers discussing the future of Canada in 2023

My Prediction: More than 465,000 people will move to Canada in 2023. We aren’t ready.

We need to leverage our skilled workers if we’re going to avoid a labour crisis

My Prediction: Pierre Poilievre will try to broaden his base—and we’ll all benefit

How Canada’s most divisive leader could reinvigorate our democracy

My Prediction: More ERs will close and more doctors will burn out

Without a viable national strategy, Canada’s health-care system will continue to collapse.

My Prediction: We’ll do more of our banking and shopping on the blockchain

How the next iteration of the internet will change our lives

My Prediction: We’re due for another global health emergency

COVID wasn’t the last large-scale outbreak. The next one is right around the corner.

My Prediction: Rent-to-own will transform how Canadians buy and sell homes

Archaic rules keep homeownership out of reach for millions. That’s about to change.

My Prediction: Downtowns won’t recover from their pandemic slumps—yet

The future is bright for post-pandemic cities, but it won’t look like the past

My Prediction: Netflix and YouTube will balk at restrictive CanCon rules

In the face of confusing new legislation, streaming companies and influencers will take their business elsewhere

My Prediction: Alberta will be completely off coal by the end of 2023

How the province is becoming Canada’s green energy leader