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  • On the Grid: Representing Consumers’ Interests In Ontario’s Energy Sector

    On the Grid: Representing Consumers’ Interests In Ontario’s Energy Sector

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  • TLDR: Health care is about sharing risk. Federalism in Canada should be too.

    TLDR: Health care is about sharing risk. Federalism in Canada should be too.

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  • Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

    Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

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  • Tax Exemptions for Investment Income: Boon or Bane?

    Tax Exemptions for Investment Income: Boon or Bane?

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February 24, 2017 | Paul Sommerville, Robert B. Warren

Representing Consumers’ Interests in Ontario’s Energy Sector

At a time of increasing energy costs and significant technological and policy change, more effective representation of consumer interests in regulatory and policy decision-making is warranted, argues the latest report from Mowat Energy’s On the Grid series. More
February 8, 2017 | Peter S. Spiro

Tax Exemptions for Investment Income

Boon or Bane?

The Canadian tax system is riddled with tax exemptions and preferences for many different types of income and taxpayer characteristics. These allow people to pay lower rates of tax, or no tax at all, on some types of income. More

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FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Health care is about sharing risk. Federalism in Canada should be too.

Universal health care in Canada is strongly attached to Canadian values such as equity, fairness and solidarity. It is also, however, a mechanism for sharing risk between citizens. When we see ourselves as equally vulnerable to the random but potentially catastrophic impacts of illness, the value of sharing the costs of insuring against it becomes apparent. In Canada, we have operationalized this risk-sharing system through publicly-funded and universally-available health care.

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Mowat Energy’s On the Grid series provides a platform for original thinking about the future of the energy sector in Ontario.

The series includes contributions from Mowat Energy research staff as well as articles or case commentaries by recognized experts in the broader energy sector. In the spirit of providing a robust forum to advance discussion in the sector, Mowat welcomes submissions for consideration of publication and proposals for research collaboration.

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In the Media

February 8, 2017

Video: The future of work discussion on CBC’s On The Money

Sunil Johal talks automation in the workplace with Peter Armstrong. More

Mowat Opinion

October 28, 2016 | Sunil Johal, Jordann Thirgood

An era of precarious employment calls for a new social architecture

Recently, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elicited strong reactions by suggesting Canadians need to get used to precarious employment because it’s the new normal. But the reality could be much worse. More

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