The Minister of Finance's Post-Secondary Policy Forum
I'm pleased to announce the Minister of Finance's Post-Secondary Policy Forum. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your public policy ideas on a national stage, with a chance at winning a trip to Ottawa to attend Budget Day 2017. This team competition is open to post-secondary students across Canada, and allows you to play the role of policy advisor to your federal government. We are starting this initiative with a focus on universities.
Working as a team (including one faculty member), I am asking you to submit a written policy proposal addressing an economic policy challenge facing Canada today (e.g., labour markets, innovation, trade and investment, physical and social infrastructure). All proposals will be assessed on their potential to provide benefits for inclusive growth in Canada. Successful teams will participate in a second round where you will be asked to present your policy idea to officials from the Department of Finance via video link. The winning team will be invited to Ottawa to attend events related to Budget Day 2017.
The Department of Finance helps the Government of Canada develop and implement strong and sustainable economic, fiscal, tax, social, security, international and financial sector policies and programs with the goal of creating a healthy economy for all Canadians.
I urge you to think big. Be bold. Bring us your ideas. And keep your eyes on the future. I wish you luck on what promises to be a very rewarding experience. I look forward to hearing from you.
- The Honourable Bill Morneau,
P.C., M.P. Minister of Finance
The First Round: December 23, 2016 Deadline
The Final Round: Mid-January 2017
The Final Round will be conducted in mid-January. Teams participating in this round will be contacted by early January 2017.
The Winning Team
The winning team will be invited to attend Budget 2017 activities in Ottawa, including the Minister's speech in the House of Commons and the following reception. Teams will be invited to travel to Ottawa for one-day and two-night hotel stay. All expenses will be covered by the Department of Finance Canada.