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Michael Morden

Michael joined Mowat in June 2016. Previously, he held a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellowship, was a senior policy advisor in the Ontario government, and worked at the Mosaic Institute. Michael holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto.

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June 16, 2017 | Andrew Parkin, Erich Hartmann, Michael Morden

How to Build a Skills Lab

A new model of institutional governance in Canada

To better align the skills of Canada’s workers with the needs its of employers, significant shortcomings with respect to labour market information need to be overcome. More
May 15, 2017 | Michael Morden

Video: Morden on CBC discussing his Bold Idea regarding closer ties with the EU

Mowat policy associate Mike Morden on CBC TV's On the Money discussing his Bold Idea regarding closer ties with the EU. More
May 15, 2017 | Michael Morden

Canada Should Join the EU (sort of)

Canadians have always aspired to a kind of open, cosmopolitan citizenship. Wilfrid Laurier said freedom was our nationality. Pierre Trudeau declared himself a citizen of the world. More
January 25, 2017 | Michael Morden

Are you being served? Why government service standards matter

Governments are facing a crisis of public confidence across the western world. It’s a crisis that played an important role in political upheavals over the last year. More
August 16, 2016 | Michael Morden

Back to Work

Modernizing Canada’s labour market partnership

The federal government has signalled its willingness to re-evaluate the intergovernmental framework supporting active labour market policy – the programs governments provide to help unemployed Canadians get back to work. More
August 4, 2016 | Michael Morden

Why a National Inquiry Matters (if it’s done right)

The federal government has announced the long-awaited launch of a national inquiry into violence against Indigenous women and girls. More
July 25, 2016 | Michael Morden, Reuven Shlozberg

Canada Needs a What Works Centre. Here’s How We Can Build It.

Growing demand for services, reduced fiscal capacity and increased public scrutiny of government spending have led to a spike in the demand for systematic, rigorous evidence in policymaking. More
July 13, 2016 | Jamie Van Ymeren, Jordann Thirgood, Michael Morden

Will Pokémon Go forever change the face of government?

Here at Mowat, we talk a lot about the policy implications of disruptive technologies and ideas. In recent years, we’ve written about how policymakers can prepare for shifting realities and changes on the horizon. More
June 27, 2016 | Michael Morden

Strange brew: Governing booze in the Federation

Is it time to drink to the Economic Union? More