Regent Debate: Does Canada Have a Competitiveness Problem?

On November 6th, 2018 the C.D. Howe Institute hosted its second Regent Debate, where four prominent voices sparred over the following proposition: Be it resolved - There is an existential crisis in Canadian Competitiveness.

Dwight Duncan (Former Liberal Minister of Finance, Ontario), and The Hon. Joe Oliver (Former Federal Conservative Minister of Finance) represented the affirmative, and Brad Duguid (Former Liberal Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Ontario) and Janet Ecker (Former Progressive Conservative Minister of Finance, Ontario) represented the negative.

Regent Debate: Should Western Democracies Adopt a Universal Basic Income?

On April 11th, 2018 the C.D. Howe Institute hosted its inaugural Regent Debate, where four prominent voices sparred over the following question: Should Western democracies, such as Canada, establish a universal basic income to help their citizens cope with the disruptive effects of new technologies and artificial intelligence?

Paul Begala (Political Commentator, CNN, and Former Aide to President Clinton), and Hugh Segal (Hugh Segal, Principal, Massey College, and Former Senator) represented the affirmative, and Conrad Black (Founder, National Post) and Dr. Janice MacKinnon (Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Order of Canada, and a former Saskatchewan Finance Minister) represented the negative.