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  • Three more ideas for the federal budget

    Three more ideas for the federal budget

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  • Kid Budget 2015:

    Kid Budget 2015:
    Federal government priorities according to a six-year old

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  • The Economics of Energy East:

    The Economics of Energy East:
    What’s in it for Ontario?

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  • What <em>The Simpsons</em> tell us about the changing politics of natural resource extraction

    What The Simpsons tell us about the changing politics of natural resource extraction

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  • Like Uber, but for public services

    Like Uber, but for public services

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March 30, 2015 | Richard Carlson, Rob Dorling, Peter S. Spiro, Mike Moffatt

A Review of the Economic Impact of Energy East on Ontario

As part of its detailed review of the proposed Energy East pipeline project, the Ontario Energy Board asked the Mowat Centre to conduct an analysis of the economic impacts of Energy East on Ontario. More
February 20, 2015 | Jamie Van Ymeren

An Open Future

Data priorities for the not-for-profit sector
The timing is right for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector to plan for its data needs. As governments become more interested in creating effective open data policies, and the not-for-profit (NFP) sector increasingly focuses on outcomes, accountability and impact, NFP data needs will grow substantially. To make NFP goals a reality, governments must engage the NFP sector as a key partner and the sector must be ready to respond with its own priorities and strategies for building its data capacity. More

 

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April 22, 2015

Three more ideas for the federal budget

This year's federal budget introduced a number of targeted tax breaks for families, seniors and small businesses and projects a surplus of $1.6B for the upcoming fiscal year. More
April 14, 2015

Kid Budget 2015: Federal government priorities according to a six-year old

We sat down with some of Canada’s future leaders, ranging in age from six to nine, to discuss Canada’s upcoming federal budget. We asked them for their ideas and spending priorities. More
April 8, 2015

The Economics of Energy East: What’s in it for Ontario?

The proposed Energy East pipeline has been the focus of much debate in recent months. Recent hearings held by the Ontario Energy Board, which the Mowat Centre was a part of, have focused on Ontario's interests in the project. While these discussions have revolved mostly around environmental and safety concerns, the economic impact of the pipeline has not received as much attention. More

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February 26, 2015 | Kyle Hanniman

Can Canada learn anything from the Eurozone debt crisis?

Canadians like to brag about the strength of our country’s public finances. But a cursory look at government debt reveals that the provinces owe a striking amount of it. This is worrying, as provinces are far more vulnerable to the whims of bond markets than the federal government. More
March 27, 2015

Canadian Energy Strategy

Senior Energy Policy Associate Richard Carlson talks about a possible inter-provincial energy strategy with Amanda Lang on The Exchange. More
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April 22, 2015

Three more ideas for the federal budget

This year's federal budget introduced a number of targeted tax breaks for families, seniors and small businesses and projects a surplus of $1.6B for the upcoming fiscal year. More

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