The Prime Ministers Series highlights transformative policy initiatives of Canadian prime ministers. The second edition of the event features Jean Chrétien. It is hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service. The Ottawa conference explores four nation-building themes that evoked tough choices and fierce resistance.
Edward Goldenberg (partner at Bennett Jones LLP and Chrétien’s former chief of staff), Martha Piper (former president, University of British Columbia) and Paul Genest (senior vice-president, Power Corporation) discuss how Canada went from “brain drain” to “brain gain.” (March 3, 2020)