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  • Combining School & Work: An update on postsecondary student employment in Canada

    Combining School & Work: An update on postsecondary student employment in Canada

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  • Upcoming Events: Presentation of the Results of the 2019 Survey of Canadians

    Upcoming Events: Presentation of the Results of the 2019 Survey of Canadians

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  • When is a Strategy not Strategic?<br/>The federal government’s role in international education

    When is a Strategy not Strategic?
    The federal government’s role in international education

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  • TLDR: Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

    TLDR: Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

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March 19, 2019

Combining School & Work

An update on postsecondary student employment in Canada

Postsecondary students have been increasingly combining education and employment as a way of enhancing skills and not only as a way of managing costs. This Mowat note summarizes what descriptive statistics from Statistics Canada’s most recent Longitudinal and International Survey of Adults (LISA) data tell us about students’ work experiences while in postsecondary education.

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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

Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

The federal government will issue its 2019 budget on March 19th. As always, the majority of federal spending will come in the form of transfer payments to Canada’s provinces and citizens. And the question of the fairness of these transfers is bound to arise.
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Creating a Positive Sharing Economy: Lessons from Amsterdam and Seoul

Creating a Positive Sharing Economy: Lessons from Amsterdam and Seoul

Just under a year ago, car-sharing service Car2Go suspended operations in Toronto, frustrating the 80,000 Torontonians who used the service. The company blamed its departure on the city’s parking regulations, which it says are too restrictive for its “free-floating” car-share model.
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Events

Event: Canada - Pulling Together or Drifting Apart?

Event: Canada – Pulling Together or Drifting Apart?

Presentation and Discussion of the Results of the Landmark 2019 Confederation of Tomorrow Survey of Canadians How are Canadians today viewing the federation? Are old fault-lines still relevant, and are new fault-lines emerging?
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Media

Is the West fed up with Canada? What a new survey shows about the federation’s growing fault lines

Is the West fed up with Canada? What a new survey shows about the federation’s growing fault lines

Findings from the Environics Institute point to rising political alienation in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Atlantic Canada – resentment that Ottawa ignores at its own peril, researchers warn
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Mowat Opinion

Government departments are organized vertically, but solving big societal challenges requires horizontal collaboration. Three case studies show it can be done.

Government departments are organized vertically, but solving big societal challenges requires horizontal collaboration. Three case studies show it can be done.

When the Mowat Centre recently asked public servants to identify the greatest challenges they face, most did not name big societal challenges like homelessness and climate change. Rather, the overwhelming majority pointed to the difficulties associated with working “horizontally”: that is, across departmental boundaries within government.
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