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  • Official Bilingualism at 50:  Are we taking full advantage of Canada’s linguistic duality?

    Official Bilingualism at 50: Are we taking full advantage of Canada’s linguistic duality?

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  • Policy in a Pub:<br/>The Last Call

    Policy in a Pub:
    The Last Call

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  • Announcement from The Mowat Centre

    Announcement from The Mowat Centre

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  • Distributed Energy Resources

    Distributed Energy Resources

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April 29, 2019

Announcement from The Mowat Centre

The Mowat Centre would like to inform its many partners and supporters that, as the result of the cancellation of its funding agreement with the Government of Ontario, it will soon be closing. We are currently in the process of completing our final projects, and we expect to cease operations no later than June 30, 2019. Specific Mowat Centre initiatives relating to the not-for-profit sector and education and skills will continue but will be relocated within other agencies.

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MAY 21, 2019

Official Bilingualism at 50

Are we taking full advantage of Canada’s linguistic duality?

As Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, Canadians still widely support its policy of official bilingualism. But our new analysis of 2019 opinion data finds that the recognition of the importance of bilingualism and multilingualism, in general, is eroding.

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2019 Survey of Canadians

How are Canadians today viewing the federation? Six leading research organizations from across the country have come together to conduct one of the country’s largest and more comprehensive studies of public opinion about the Canadian federation. The survey of 5,732 Canadians provides a unique window into the attitudes and priorities of Canadians in all 13 provinces and territories, as well as an oversample of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). Many of the questions included on the survey were drawn from previous national surveys stretching back to the 1980s, providing a valuable basis for understanding how public opinion has changed (or not) over time.

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TLDR

How Ontario sees the federation, and how the federation sees Ontario 

How Ontario sees the federation, and how the federation sees Ontario 

When the results of the 2019 Confederation of Tomorrow survey were released in March, headlines naturally turned to the federation’s traditional hot spots. French-language media focused on the absence of any noticeable warming towards federalism in Quebec, while their English-language counterparts zeroed in on the spike in discontent in the west, and more specifically in Alberta.
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Committing to Action: Key Takeaways

Committing to Action: Key Takeaways

Today’s major social policy issues - from homelessness to early childhood development - rely on evidence-informed policies and practices to maximize impact. This much is already accepted by policymakers, practitioners and funders.
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Events

Policy in a Pub: The Last Call

Policy in a Pub: The Last Call

Join us on May 22 to celebrate the contributions of the Mowat Centre and its staff to public policy in Ontario.
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Media

What can be done to eliminate work stress? Sunil Johal on CBC's The National

What can be done to eliminate work stress? Sunil Johal on CBC’s The National

Sunil Johal on CBC's The National discussing healthy work-life balance and potential ways forward with inclusive sustainable workplaces.
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Mowat Opinion

A taxing problem: Canadian cities desperately need new sources of revenue

A taxing problem: Canadian cities desperately need new sources of revenue

Canada’s municipalities are at the forefront of delivering a growing array of vital services to citizens, ranging from affordable housing, transit and child care to managing more than a trillion dollars of infrastructure.
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