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Dec 20, 2016

When it comes to health care, the federal and provincial governments are arguing over growth rates. Here’s why that’s the wrong conversation.

December 20, 2016

Canada’s federal and provincial governments failed to reach a long-term agreement on health care funding in Ottawa yesterday. Time will tell whether this failure represents an impasse, or just one of many rounds of negotiation to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. Read More

Dec 19, 2016

Evidence-based New Year’s Policy Resolutions for Canada in 2017

December 19, 2016

As we approach Canada’s 150th anniversary, we can take pride in how far we’ve come as a country. We’ve connected a vast, sprawling and culturally diverse territory into a strong, inclusive and vibrant country and one of the world’s most prosperous and multicultural nations. Read More

Dec 05, 2016

The federal government is retreating from health care. Here’s why that’s a terrible idea.

December 5, 2016

Provincial and Territorial Premiers have called on the Prime Minister for a meeting dedicated to the issue of health care funding. The call comes against the backdrop of federal plans to decrease the growth rate of federal health transfers to the provinces. Without federal action, the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) funding escalator will fall to the 3 per cent floor currently set out in federal legislation starting next year. Read More

Nov 30, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

Sunil Johal on The Scott Thompson Show discussing the future of jobs and automation

November 29, 2016

Interview with Scott Thompson and Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal on the changes to social net due to automation. Read More

Oct 28, 2016

Sunil Johal talks to CBC about ‘precarious’ employment

October 28, 2016

Sunil Johal of the Mowat Centre on what you need to keep up with the rapidly changing world of work. Read More

Oct 28, 2016

An era of precarious employment calls for a new social architecture

October 28, 2016

Recently, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elicited strong reactions by suggesting Canadians need to get used to precarious employment because it’s the new normal. But the reality could be much worse. Read More

Oct 20, 2016

Policy in a Pub: Thinking About Basic Income

October 20, 2016

Is a basic income good public policy? If so, how should it be delivered, and to whom? Read More