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Sep 06, 2018

Prescribing Federalism: Key Takeaways

September 6, 2018

The federal government is deciding how to proceed on national pharmacare. Whatever path it chooses, federal action on pharmacare will need to carefully consider its interactions with an existing landscape of provincial programs. Read More

Aug 29, 2018

Sharing the Costs of Cannabis in Canada: Key Takeaways

August 29, 2018

Cannabis use creates direct costs for governments, especially in the areas of health care and criminal justice. In 2015-16 alone, these costs were an estimated $830.3 million. Read More

Aug 16, 2018

Q&A – Blockchain and Public Policy

August 16, 2018

What is blockchain and why is it important for citizens and governments? This Q&A summarizes the findings from Mowat’s Inside the Black Blocks: A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”. Read More

Jul 25, 2018

A Fair Fiscal Deal: Key Takeaways

July 25, 2018

Over many years, the Mowat Centre’s research has documented the fact that Ontarians receive far less in federal spending than they send to the federal government in tax revenue. Newly released data again highlights this “fiscal gap” – and shows that it is growing. Read More

Jun 13, 2018

Where to go in Toronto to watch the World Cup

June 13, 2018

As you are probably already aware, the FIFA World Cup – the most viewed sporting event on the planet – kicks off today. Read More

Jun 04, 2018

Canada now has better data on skills and labour market outcomes than ever. Why is it so hard to use it?

June 4, 2018

It’s a familiar feeling. You need something. You invest resources – time and effort – to get it. You finally see it in front of you. You reach for it. And… you realize there’s still a barrier preventing you from grabbing and using it. Read More

Mar 15, 2018

Federal budget 2018: Now the hard work begins

March 15, 2018

The 2018 federal budget contained many positives. Action on gender inequality and the gender wage gap, on research underfunding, and on many other items was long in coming. Read More

Jan 16, 2018

Getting ahead of the future of work: Focus on the systems, not the skills

January 16, 2018

What will the future of work look like? Read More

Jan 10, 2018

What do Ontarians really think about reconciliation?

January 10, 2018

The controversy stemming from the decision of Ontario senator Lynn Beyak to publish comments she received from the public about the residential school system – comments that her own party leader called “racist” – has raised some uncomfortable questions about the attitudes of Canadians towards Indigenous peoples and the issue of reconciliation. Read More

Oct 19, 2017

Ontario is transitioning to a green economy. How can we ensure that decent work will be available?

October 19, 2017

Economies around the world are in transition as businesses, citizens and governments embrace new ways of generating growth that put less strain on the planet. Read More