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Sep 27, 2017

Provinces should lead policy innovation on Canada’s defining issues – again

September 27, 2017

With political news focused on federal tax changes, a federal cabinet shuffle, and federally-led NAFTA renegotiations, it is easy to lose sight of the where the weight of governing falls in Canada. According to the OECD, Canada’s provincial, territorial and local governments account for nearly four out of every five public dollars spent – a level of decentralization unmatched by any other developed country. Read More

Sep 21, 2017

Putting bold ideas into action

September 21, 2017

Building the nation beyond Canada 150

As the nation celebrated its 150th birthday this summer, Canadians naturally reflected on what the country has accomplished over the past century and a half. Read More

Aug 24, 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

Aug 02, 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

Jul 13, 2017

Policy on a Patio

July 13, 2017

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

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Jul 06, 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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Jun 29, 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

Jun 29, 2017

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

June 29, 2017

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

Jun 27, 2017

Video: What if you could take your benefits package with you?

June 27, 2017

Sunil Johal chats with Peter Armstrong about a portable benefits plan for Canadian workers. Read More

Jun 27, 2017

What if you could take it with you?

June 27, 2017

A portable benefits scheme for all Canadian workers

Imagine it’s the year 2067.

Fifty years from now, what it means to work and have a career has changed entirely and Canada’s labour market is nearly unrecognizable. Innovation and investment have left the economy booming and labour productivity has hit a record high, but almost no one works in the once-standard nine-to-five form of employment. Read More