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Michael Mendelson

Michael Mendelson is Senior Scholar at the Caledon Institute of Social Policy. Prior to his appointment to the Caledon Institute, he was the Deputy Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Cabinet Office in Ontario. He has served as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Ontario’s Ministries of Finance, Community Services and Health. In Manitoba, he was Secretary to Treasury Board and Deputy Minister of Social Services. Mr. Mendelson has been an active participant in several of Canada’s major developments in federal-provincial relations, finance and social policy in the last decades. He has published many articles on social and fiscal policy, as well as a book on the issue of universality.

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June 17, 2013 | Michael Mendelson, Noah Zon

The Training Wheels Are Off

A Closer Look at the Canada Jobs Grant
The 2013 Budget announced the creation of a new program called the Canada Job Grant, slated to begin in April 2014. More
November 11, 2011 | Ken Battle, Michael Mendelson

Fixing the Hole in EI

Temporary Income Assistance for the Unemployed
Michael Mendelson and Ken Battle investigate the gaps in Canada's system of support for the unemployed and propose to fill them with Temporary Unemployment Assistance, a new federal benefit. More