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  • Introducing TLDR

    Introducing TLDR
    Welcome to TLDR—“too long; didn’t read”—where we provide accessible content that complements our more formal research publications. TLDR provides a space for shorter pieces that help readers better understand the policy issues we work on.

  • Slicing the Pie

    Slicing the Pie
    This paper looks at the various transfer payments that the federal government makes to provinces, organizations and people, and how those payments are allocated throughout the country.

  • Low Water Blues

    Low Water Blues
    An Economic Impact Assessment of Future Low Water Levels in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

  • Oliver’s flawed facts

    Oliver’s flawed facts
    Ontario a net contributor to Canada, Ottawa’s assertions notwithstanding.

  • Corporate Tax Reform

    Corporate Tax Reform
    Canada’s corporate tax framework is in clear need of reform. This paper proposes a rent-based system of corporate tax which would better align with the realities of a 21st century globalized economy.


Latest Research

July 10, 2014

Slicing the Pie

Principles for Allocating Transfer Payments in the Canadian Federation
Two thirds of the federal government's budget each year are redistributed to provinces and territories, organizations and people through transfer payments. More
June 25, 2014

Low Water Blues

An Economic Impact Assessment of Future Low Water Levels in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
If future Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River water levels remain near the low end of the historic range for sustained periods, what could this mean for the enormous regional economy that depends on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River? More


Latest News

July 14, 2014

That federal budget surplus? It’s coming from your EI Premiums

Four reasons why using EI Premiums to balance the budget is bad for the country—and Ontario in particular.
July 11, 2014

Canada’s Finance Minister is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts

This week, the National Post published my op-ed addressing recent comments made by Canada’s federal Finance Minister regarding Ontario’s long-standing criticism of federal policies governing fiscal transfers and their impact on Ontario’s balance sheet. More
June 26, 2014

Job Posting

Senior Policy Advisor: State Transformation Lead

Reporting to the Policy Director, the Senior Policy Research Officer/Advisor researches and analyzes topics pertinent to public policy to support Mowat Centre objectives by conducting research, analyzing data and interpreting trends and developments on public policy issues, developing recommendations, and producing written reports. More

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