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11 Dec 2017

Confederation of Tomorrow 2.0 Conference

December 11, 2017

Provinces, Policy Innovation and the Future of Canada

In November 1967, the Premier of Ontario convened the landmark Confederation of Tomorrow conference. The event allowed political leaders from all ten provinces to share their perspectives on the country’s promising future and identify priorities for change. Read More

19 Sep 2017

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Bridging the Gap

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Designing a Canadian What Works Centre

As demand for evidence-based policymaking increases at all orders of government, Canada must build capacity to generate and mobilize evidence. This paper explores the concept of What Works Centres, independent and non-partisan organizations structured to create, collect and curate evidence on public policy challenges and the success – and failure – of government and community-based interventions. Read More

24 Aug 2017

Q&A Session on the “Gap”

August 24, 2017

The “gap” is a dollar figure that seeks to measure a province’s aggregate net fiscal contribution or benefit vis-à-vis the rest of the federation. The federal government collects financial resources from its myriad revenue sources. Read More

02 Aug 2017

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Emerging Energy Trends: Conference Outcomes Report

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Regulatory Responses to Ontario’s Energy Future

On May 29, 2017, Mowat Energy hosted an international conference exploring the future of energy in Ontario. This outcomes report is a comprehensive rendition of the proceedings of the conference which includes a detailed description of the discussions that occurred and the panel responses to the very helpful questions from the floor. In addition, links to the Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios, and a video of the entire conference are included in the Appendix. Read More

02 Aug 2017

Men will lose the most jobs to robots, and that’s ok

August 2, 2017

Sunil Johal discusses automation and the future of work on AM640’s The Morning Show. Read More

19 Jul 2017

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Delivering Benefit

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Achieving Community Benefits in Ontario

This report examines the key success factors for designing effective community benefits requirements for large transit infrastructure projects and how their success can be monitored, tracked and measured – particularly for targeted training and recruitment initiatives. Read More

13 Jul 2017

Policy on a Patio

July 13, 2017

With patio season upon us, let’s celebrate Ontario’s 150th!

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06 Jul 2017

From fail-safe to safe-to-fail

July 6, 2017

Creating a Ministry of Failure in Canadian government

Failure is not an option for government. Public dollars are at stake. Political leaders expect perfection in program design and policy thinking to preserve their re-election hopes. Civil servants hoping to move up the career ladder are loathe to admit mistakes. Yet, if governments don’t fail sometimes, how can they successfully tackle the cross-cutting, complex issues that increasingly bedevil society?
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29 Jun 2017

Let’s get in the game

June 29, 2017

Revitalizing Canada’s sport sector

Canadians certainly have a passion for sport. Not only for the sake of entertainment: many of us – 85 per cent to be exact – feel that participation also has the potential to build stronger communities. Therefore, it was appropriate when Governor General David Johnston declared 2015 the “Year of Sport” in Canada. Read More

29 Jun 2017

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Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now

June 29, 2017 | By

Canadians have seen the world of work rapidly reshape itself around them in the past 30 years. Globalization, technological change, declining unionization rates and new business strategies are among the forces that have combined to create a labour market characterized by stagnant wages and eroding job quality. Read More