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CanadaAs the federal election looms, these are the challenges that will shape our future

10:15  11 september  2019
10:15  11 september  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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' As the federal election looms , these are the challenges that will ', all countries. On the eve of a federal election , most people seem to feel we ' re losing control over the future . Read more Published 5 hours ago by TORONTO STAR (Canada) Categories: Mosaic.

Grand Challenges . In this special series, Future Now takes a close look at the biggest, most important issues we face in the 21st Century. Then there’s also the problem of our information diet to consider: if the status quo of ubiquitous fake news remains, how will that shape how people see the world?

As the federal election looms, these are the challenges that will shape our future© Pascal Le Segretain “Canada is stuck with the inanity of sales taxes being waived for foreign digital providers like Facebook, Netflix and nyt.com while being levied on Canadian services, tilting the field against domestic competitors,” writes Edward Greenspon.

Today, 13 of the top 20 news sites in Canada are foreign and the New York Times, with a handful of reporters in Canada, is believed to be roughly on par in digital subscriptions with The Globe and Mail. Not good for our own civic culture. Whoever wins will need to get on top of these matters.

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The futurist and former executive editor at Wired, Kevin Kelly, provides stellar insight into the future of our digital world in his book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future .

It is in this light we should view Labor's policy to end cash refunds on excess dividend imputation credits – so called "franking credits". I'm in a unique position to explain this policy, not because of my economics degree, but because one of my first jobs was working in a mailroom where, instead of

A quarter-century on, a largely rehabilitated Kim Campbell still hasn’t lived down her admonition that elections are no time to discuss serious issues. With a new campaign starting up, Canada finds itself badly pummeled by three simultaneous global gales — technological change, climate change and geopolitical change.

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Unlike the 2005 election , when many Iraqis argued that real power stayed in the hands of the The election will take place against a background of improved security but also disillusionment with This time round all parties accept the rules of the game. A poll reflecting the real allegiances of voters will

This morning, MIT Technology Review published its 18th-annual 10 Breakthrough Technologies list Now that we have our definitions out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the technologies that our kids Vive la future ! The rest of MIT’s list includes: Zero-Carbon Natural Gas, Perfect Online Privacy

The federal election may provide political parties temporary shelter from these storms. Either way, if the winner isn’t ready to use government for a generational project of rebuilding our aging policy scaffolding, expect their celebration to be short-lived.

Canadians understand we are being wrong-footed by the forces of Big Tech, Energy Transition and Dueling Superpowers. Earlier this summer, Abacus Research reported that respondents believe by a staggering four-to-one margin the world is heading in the wrong direction. Just last week, Ipsos reported that 52 per cent of Canadian believe “society is broken,” up 15 points over three years. In both cases, fewer than one in five are optimistic. Most people seem to feel we’re losing control over the future.

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These are just the changes that have been rolled out in average schools. What does all of this mean for the classroom of the future ? It means that geography and finance will cease being a barrier for teachers who want to give students access to enrichment material that can only currently be found

Unless we re-appraise our strategy, unless we revitalise the broader global agenda on poverty Hamas won the election . In this way, they hope that the arc of extremism that now stretches across the region, will sweep away the fledgling but faltering steps Modern Islam wants to take into the future .

Case in point: the rules around Big Tech and its impacts on the future of work, the health of democracy and the distribution of income. Our policy basics — including tax, foreign investment and competition policies — no longer do the job for an economy in which intellectual property and data are more valuable than physical assets. In the 2015 election, Stephen Harper tried to trap Justin Trudeau by vowing to never charge a “Netflix tax.” Trudeau dodged by agreeing.

Now Canada is stuck with the inanity of sales taxes being waived for foreign digital providers like Facebook, Netflix and nyt.com while being levied on Canadian services, tilting the field against domestic competitors.

Today, 13 of the top 20 news sites in Canada are foreign and the New York Times, with a handful of reporters in Canada, is believed to be roughly on par in digital subscriptions with The Globe and Mail. Not good for our own civic culture. Whoever wins will need to get on top of these matters.

Social media marks a new battleground as Canada’s federal election looms

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These forces will shape our future and we are only at the beginning. Kelly puts forth a positive vision of these twelve forces creating a world that we really cannot now imagine, but nonetheless a world that enhances the human condition despite the issues that will inevitably arise.

Our research suggests that the U.S. faces serious challenges . Broadened geographic horizons and shortened time horizons challenge the U.S. to redeploy workers and boost their More than any single sign of loss of competitiveness, it is these reinforcing spirals, and our inability to break them

Perhaps even more urgent is managing climate and energy policies that lower emissions without inducing the kind of backlash we’ve see in recent months — forget Alberta — to spiking gasoline prices in British Columbia. An energy transition isn’t going to take unless economic and political demands are aligned. Successive governments have struggled. A new consensus must be forged.

Then there is our place in the world. Canadians are rightly proud of their country’s outsized role in helping create global rules and institutions, from NATO and the World Bank to the Law of the Sea treaty and nuclear non-proliferation. Now we need to rethink the role of a middle power adjacent to the United States within an international order dominated by a pair of superpowers antagonistic to one another and seemingly indifferent to most everyone else.

Our exports, the lifeblood of a trading nation, are increasingly subject to whim, side-swiping everyone from canola producers to steelmakers to universities and colleges. Canada needs to get back to the drafting table and work with like-minded nations to help Great Powers manage their rivalries, as during the Cold War, and liberate the rest of us from arbitrary measures.

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In this post, i want to give my opinion about this quote. I agree with this quote because it is true that the building could change the human. The changes I want to emphasize here is not the visible physical change itself but rather a change in human behavior.

Check these 7 trends that will shape the future of education. This is about 2 million children homeschooled. Parents of homeschooled children save billion that would be spent on taxes As a result, students will be challenged with harder tasks and questions when a certain level is achieved.

These are tricky times for Canada. We have hostages in China and waning influence in the U.S., on which we depend for 75 per cent of our exports. Everyone knows we need to diversify — the international trade minister now even has the word diversification in his title. These are serious issues. So where is the political discussion about what it would take to bring our reliance to a more reasonable 50-50 by, say, 2050?

Canada has historically been a shaper of its future. Once the targeting of messages at particular subsets of the voting public is complete, whoever wins will then need to form strategies that further our interests. People are nervous and won’t remain passive if they sense insufficient attention to the big things intruding in their lives. Canadians being Canadians, the good news is they would prefer peaceful, orderly, good government solutions to the angry politics prevalent elsewhere.

In a study on the future of work for the Public Policy Forum earlier this summer, University of Toronto political scientist Peter Loewen probed the attitudes of the most economically anxious among us. They are clearly tempted by anti-system populist and nativist arguments. But mostly they just want good policy.

Given a list of possible actions, their top three were incentives for employers to retrain, greater spending on science and technology education, and special adjustment programs for older workers. Reducing immigration came well down the list.

The message: we’re giving government a chance to respond to our concerns. Don’t drop the ball. Or else.

Edward Greenspon is president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum.

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