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  • TLDR: The federal government is retreating from health care. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea.

    TLDR: The federal government is retreating from health care. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea.

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  • Working Without a Net: Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

    Working Without a Net: Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

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  • An era of precarious employment calls for a new social architecture

    An era of precarious employment calls for a new social architecture

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November 22, 2016 | Jordann Thirgood, Sunil Johal

Working Without a Net

Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

This report explores the implications of new technologies on Canada’s economy and labour market and the adequacy of current social programs and policies supporting workers. More
November 3, 2016 | Mowat Centre

Brave New World at the OEB

Policy Development and the Natural Gas Expansion Case

An ongoing Ontario Energy Board (OEB) proceeding offers timely insight into the role the Board sees itself playing in the implementation of government policy through its rate-making activities. More

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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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DECEMBER 5, 2016

The federal government is retreating from health care. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea.

Provincial and Territorial Premiers have called on the Prime Minister for a meeting dedicated to the issue of health care funding. The call comes against the backdrop of federal plans to decrease the growth rate of federal health transfers to the provinces. Without federal action, the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) funding escalator will fall to the 3 per cent floor currently set out in federal legislation starting next year.

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Mowat Opinion

October 28, 2016 | Jordann Thirgood, Sunil Johal

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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