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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

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

Mar 29, 2017

What do Netflix movie recommendations have in common with how government is making big decisions?

March 29, 2017

As people share more and more information online, algorithms are increasingly used by public and private institutions to leverage that information and quickly analyze it with the aim of providing more efficient and optimal decision-making. Read More

Mar 21, 2017

What is a “sharing economy” anyway?

March 21, 2017

Statistics Canada recently reported that 2.7 million Canadians participated in the “sharing economy” between November 2015 and October 2016 – and spent $1.31 billion doing so. Read More