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  • Toronto & Ottawa events on national pharmacare and the provinces

    Toronto & Ottawa events on national pharmacare and the provinces

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  • Innovation in Evidence Conference

    Innovation in Evidence Conference

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  • Prescribing Federalism: Intergovernmental implications of national pharmacare

    Prescribing Federalism: Intergovernmental implications of national pharmacare

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  • New Mowat & HEQCO project: Research Initiative on Education + Skills

    New Mowat & HEQCO project: Research Initiative on Education + Skills

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  • Sharing the Costs of Cannabis in Canada

    Sharing the Costs of Cannabis in Canada

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Latest Research

September 6, 2018

Prescribing Federalism

The intergovernmental implications of a national pharmacare program

The federal government is currently choosing its approach on national pharmacare. New Mowat research finds that the success of any approach depends in part on how it interacts with the variety of existing provincial pharmacare programs. Following established principles of fiscal federalism should help the federal government navigate this complex terrain.
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Research Initiative on
Education + Skills

The Research Initiative on Education and Skills is an innovative collaborative policy research initiative led by the Mowat Centre and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Its purpose is to access, analyze and mobilize data relating to the education, skills and labour market outcomes of Canadians, and to disseminate the findings to inform policy development.

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TLDR

Prescribing Federalism: Key Takeaways

Prescribing Federalism: Key Takeaways

The federal government is deciding how to proceed on national pharmacare. Whatever path it chooses, federal action on pharmacare will need to carefully consider its interactions with an existing landscape of provincial programs.
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Sharing the Costs of Cannabis in Canada: Key Takeaways

Sharing the Costs of Cannabis in Canada: Key Takeaways

Cannabis use creates direct costs for governments, especially in the areas of health care and criminal justice. In 2015-16 alone, these costs were an estimated $830.3 million.
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Media

Sunil Johal on Poverty Reduction

Sunil Johal on Poverty Reduction

Mowat's Sunil Johal joins a panel of experts on The Agenda to discuss poverty reduction strategies following the cancellation of the Basic Income Pilot.
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Mowat Opinion

National pharmacare has to overcome intergovernmental hurdles. Can it?

National pharmacare has to overcome intergovernmental hurdles. Can it?

How much Canadians pay for prescription drugs depends very much on where they live. Middle-income residents of Prince Edward Island facing an expensive drug treatment has to cover the first $4,400 with their own money – then their provincial pharmacare program pays for the rest.
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Events

Innovation in Evidence Conference

Innovation in Evidence Conference

Join us on November 15th and 16th for a conversation with international leaders and innovators in evidence-informed policymaking together to share emerging trends, discuss lessons learned, and provide fresh insight into the challenges facing policymakers, practitioners, researchers and academics in their quest to determine ‘what works’.
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Toronto & Ottawa events on national pharmacare and the provinces

Toronto & Ottawa events on national pharmacare and the provinces

The federal government is deciding what to do on national pharmacare, but any choice will mean interacting with a landscape of existing provincial programs. What intergovernmental challenges does it face and how can it overcome them? Join two expert panels in Toronto and Ottawa to discuss this issue.
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