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  • Basic Impact: Implications of Basic Income for Social Entrepreneurs

    Basic Impact: Implications of Basic Income for Social Entrepreneurs

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  • BOLD IDEAS<br />An Old Idea is New Again

    BOLD IDEAS
    An Old Idea is New Again

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  • Regulating Disruption: Governing in an Era of Rapid Technological Change

    Regulating Disruption: Governing in an Era of Rapid Technological Change

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  • Emerging Energy Trends Conference, May 29th at MaRS

    Emerging Energy Trends Conference, May 29th at MaRS

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Latest Research

May 25, 2017 | Michael Crawford Urban, Christine Yip

Basic Impact

Examining the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurs

In this report, we examine the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurship. The paper presents the results of a new survey administered to 1,473 members of Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) as well as a focus group and several individual case study interviews. More
May 11, 2017 | Sunil Johal, Michael Crawford Urban

Regulating Disruption

Governing in an era of rapid technological change

In this report, the Mowat Centre examines the relationship between regulation and innovation in rapidly-changing technological industries. Drawing on extensive interviews with representatives from industry, academia and government, the report analyzes a number of new challenges confronting Canadian policymakers and regulators as they seek to adapt regulatory frameworks for the digital age. More

Bold Ideas: Policy Beyond Canada 150

As Canada marks its 150th birthday this year, Canadians have a historic opportunity not only to celebrate a century and a half of accomplishments, but also to look forward to what we can achieve in the future. The Mowat Centre is releasing a series of short written pieces and video interviews in the weeks leading up to July 1st that will look ahead and present a variety of bold, potentially transformative policy ideas.

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MARCH 29, 2017

What do Netflix movie recommendations have in common with how government is making big decisions?

As people share more and more information online, algorithms are increasingly used by public and private institutions to leverage that information and quickly analyze it with the aim of providing more efficient and optimal decision-making. Alongside the rise of Big Data, policymakers should consider how this growing reliance on algorithms impacts key objectives.

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In the Media

May 15, 2017 | Michael Morden

Video: Morden on CBC discussing his Bold Idea regarding closer ties with the EU

Mowat policy associate Mike Morden on CBC TV's On the Money discussing his Bold Idea regarding closer ties with the EU. More

Mowat Opinion

May 16, 2017 | Andrew Parkin, Erich Hartmann

A sum of all fears: How ‘rigid incrementality’ could be the number one threat to infrastructure spending in Canada

After decades of serial neglect, the last two federal budgets have together committed $180 billion over 12 years for investments in Canada’s beleaguered public infrastructure. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address a chronic infrastructure deficit that everyone agrees is a real barrier to our economic growth. More

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