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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

Jun 22, 2017

Mowat Centre Request for Supplier Qualifications: Polling/Survey Research Services

June 22, 2017

Background and Purpose

The Mowat Centre is requesting quotes from suppliers to deliver polling/survey research services in support of a research project focused on the values and attitudes of Canadians related to a number of public policy issues. This study will provide up-to-date, rigorous and balanced evidence on Canadians’ attitudes toward one another, their country and a rapidly shifting global political context. It will assess whether and how Canadian attitudes have shifted along with, or in response to, recent global events. Read More

Jun 22, 2017

Video: Bold Ideas – Making post-secondary education available at no cost to all Canadians

June 22, 2017

In the latest release in Mowat’s Bold Ideas series, Buzzfeed’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud proposes making post-secondary education available to all Canadians – at zero cost. Read More

Jun 20, 2017

Many happy returns

June 20, 2017

Sharing your tax data could be a gift to equality for Canada’s 150th

What if we could all know what everyone else made and how much income tax they paid? What if we did so by making public certain information from the income tax returns of all Canadians? Read More

Jun 13, 2017

Canada needs more of the world

June 13, 2017

Rethinking the nation state in the 21st century

The next 50 years will see new global challenges arise – largely driven by technological, demographic and environmental change. We have already begun to see these trends manifest themselves in areas such as cyber-warfare, mass migration and rising rates of poverty and inequality.
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Jun 09, 2017

Why does decent work in the green economy matter?

June 9, 2017

If the right policies are not put in place through the green transition, we will have missed a vital economic and environmental opportunity: to draw upon the diverse skills and perspectives of all Ontarians to solve today’s pressing challenges. Read More

Jun 08, 2017

Connecting Canadians through a renewable energy supergrid

June 8, 2017

Just like the rest of the world, Canada faces the big challenge to decrease the carbon emissions that result from our energy use. One way to do this is to produce more low-carbon renewable electricity while at the same time rapidly electrifying other sectors, like heating and transportation. Read More

Jun 06, 2017

Video: Bold Ideas – “The Uber of public policy”

June 6, 2017

In the latest release in Mowat’s Bold Ideas series, Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at General Motors, calls on Canadian governments to embrace disruption and lessons learned through the sharing economy to modernize the policymaking process. Read More