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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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  • Tax Exemptions for Investment Income: Boon or Bane?

    Tax Exemptions for Investment Income: Boon or Bane?

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  • Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

    Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

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  • Mind the Gap: Ontario’s Persistent Net Contribution to the Federation

    Mind the Gap: Ontario’s Persistent Net Contribution to the Federation

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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
January 4, 2017 | Erich Hartmann, Jordann Thirgood

Mind the Gap

Ontario’s Persistent Net Contribution to the Federation

Ontarians have consistently contributed more to the federal government in total tax revenue than they have received in federal spending in return. Using newly-updated StatsCan data, this report undertakes a quantitative analysis of the elements of the federal government’s revenue raising and spending practices to identify which of those elements lead to net contributions or benefits to the federation, with a particular focus on Ontario. 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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