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  • Balance of Risks: Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Fiscal Risk in Canada

    Balance of Risks: Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Fiscal Risk in Canada

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  • The Road to Paris:<br />Navigating the intergovernmental path to our climate commitments

    The Road to Paris:
    Navigating the intergovernmental path to our climate commitments

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  • TLDR: How can we ensure that decent work will be available in the green economy?

    TLDR: How can we ensure that decent work will be available in the green economy?

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  • Mowat NFP: Measuring Outcomes in Practice

    Mowat NFP: Measuring Outcomes in Practice

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Latest Research

December 11, 2017 | Erich Hartmann

Balance of Risks

Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Fiscal Risk in Canada

Provincial governments have responsibility for delivering most of Canada’s important social programs, whereas the federal government has the discretion to pick and choose how much it wants to spend to support them at any given time. This results in a fundamental imbalance in the amount of “fiscal risk” federal and provincial governments are exposed to. More
December 6, 2017 | Erich Hartmann, Caleb Holden, Michael Crawford Urban

The Road to Paris

Navigating the intergovernmental path to our climate commitments

This paper looks at a key reason behind Canada’s persistent failure to meet its self-imposed climate change commitments, and proposes a new institution that will be important to overcoming this failure. More
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Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0

On December 11-13, 2017 in Toronto, the Mowat Centre will mark the 50th anniversary of Confederation of Tomorrow with a policy conference to assess how provinces can initiate innovative policy responses to the issues shaping Canada’s future. The event will refresh the discussion of Canadian federalism by focusing on emerging national and global challenges and the advantages that provincial leadership offers in addressing them.

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December 12, 2017

Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0 Conference

Join us on December 11-13, 2017 in Toronto for a policy conference, hosted by the Mowat Centre, to assess how provinces can initiate innovative policy responses to the issues shaping Canada’s future. More
December 11, 2017 | Erich Hartmann

Balance of Risks

Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Fiscal Risk in Canada

Provincial governments have responsibility for delivering most of Canada’s important social programs, whereas the federal government has the discretion to pick and choose how much it wants to spend to support them at any given time. This results in a fundamental imbalance in the amount of “fiscal risk” federal and provincial governments are exposed to. More
December 6, 2017

Confederation of Tomorrow Conference, 1967, Background Papers

Key documents from the original Confederation of Tomorrow Conference. More

Media

November 13, 2017

Lyft ride-sharing service expanding to Toronto

Sunil Johal discusses the ramifications of the ride-share services’ expansion in Toronto. More

Mowat Opinion

November 29, 2017 | Sunil Johal

Technology will make government as we know it obsolete – and that’s a good thing

Tech advances should prompt government to radically increase efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services. More

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