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North of 60: Toward a Renewed Canadian Arctic Agenda

September 29, 2016
Special Report
Edited by: John Higginbotham and Jennifer Spence
This special report brings together thoughtful commentary from leading Arctic experts on a diverse array of policy issues at a time when there is growing appetite in Ottawa for a serious discussion about Canada’s Arctic policies. The economic, social and diplomatic issues brought on by climate change in the Arctic are further drawing attention to Canada’s North. Collectively, the contributors urge us to consider the unique and complex social, environmental, economic and political circumstances that Northerners face. The insights of this collection of essays and interviews provide a solid basis for further discussion in the North and across Canada for those ready to engage in shaping Canada’s future Arctic agenda.

CIGI Essays on International Finance: Volume 3 — The Design and Governance of Financial Stability Regimes: A Common-resource Problem That Challenges Technical Know-How, Democratic Accountability and International Coordination

September 21, 2016
Paul Tucker
The reforms made to financial regulation regimes around the world since the 2007–2009 crisis have been simultaneously even and uneven. This essay, the third volume in CIGI's Essays on International Finance, argues that financial system stability is best addressed as a common-resource problem plagued by hidden actions in the form of endemic regulatory arbitrage and innovation.

New Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Underappreciated Contribution to Canadian Prosperity?

September 19, 2016
6 Degrees-CIGI Special Report
Bessma Momani
Too often, immigration to Canada is viewed as a cost to our society, rather than as a net benefit. This 6 Degrees-CIGI report is intended to start a discussion about the economic benefits of immigration.

Addressing a Gap in Canada's Global Innovation Strategy

September 12, 2016
Special Report
Canada’s innovation capacity suffers from lagging performance in global innovation competitiveness. Weak intellectual property (IP) literacy among Canadian innovators and their inability to access affordable and timely IP legal services, especially at the earliest stages of the business venture, result in underdeveloped or non-existent IP commercialization strategies that inhibit business growth, scale-up and global competitiveness. This report offers a number of solutions to address the weaknesses in Canadian innovators’ IP literacy.

One Internet

June 21, 2016
Final Report of the Global Commission on Internet Governance
Global Commission on Internet Governance
In its final report, the Global Commission on Internet Governance puts forward key steps that everyone needs to take to achieve an open, secure, trustworthy and inclusive Internet.To find out more about the Commission's work and One Internet report, please see:

Innovation and Change: Forging the New Canada-Indonesia Partnership

June 10, 2016
This report sets out why Indonesia is relevant to Canada, highlights the challenges and opportunities we face in pursing our relationship and assesses the drivers underlying our bilateral ties and international engagement. Above all, this report seeks to describe the innovation and commitment that are needed if the gap between performance and potential is to be closed. The report concludes with a summary of what Canada’s priorities should be moving forward with Indonesia, followed by a series of recommendations for concrete steps and actions.

The Road to a Reinvigorated North American Partnership

January 28, 2016
Special Report
This special report is prepared for the North American Forum. Since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, trade, investment and migration flows among Canada, Mexico and the United States have helped turn North America into one of the most dynamic and prosperous trade blocs on the planet. With a new government in Ottawa, it is an ideal time for Canada to make a stronger, deeper relationship with Mexico a crucial plank of a plan to secure a prosperous future for North America.

The End of the Beginning: Paris COP 2015

November 27, 2015
The Paris Conference of the Parties 2015 is designed to produce the next round of climate change action. There are reasons to believe that the chances for success at the multilateral level are better now that they were before, but even under the most optimistic scenarios, Paris will not be the end of the negotiations. The Paris summit will be crucial to maintaining the momentum that has been building in the private sector and civil society on the issue of climate change.

Next Steps for the G20: Turkey 2015

November 10, 2015
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Thomas A. Bernes, Olaf Weber, Hongying Wang, and Kevin Carmichael
CIGI experts offer commentary and analysis in advance of the G20 summit to be held in Antalya, Turkey on November 15-16, 2015.

Corporate Debt in Emerging Economies: A Threat to Financial Stability?

September 17, 2015
Barry Eichengreen, Domenico Lombardi, Malcolm D. Knight, Yu Yongding, Viral Acharya, Stephen G. Cecchetti, Jose De Gregorio, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Philip R. Lane, and Ugo Panizza
This report was written by members of the Committee on International Economic Policy and Reform, a non-partisan, independent group of experts, comprised of academics and former government and central bank officials, and co-published by the Brookings Institution and CIGI.
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