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24 May 2017

An Old Idea is New Again

May 24, 2017

A Royal Commission on a new amending formula for Canada’s Constitution to fix our fiscal imbalance

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17 May 2017

Cooperation Rather Than Coercion

May 17, 2017

An Informal Approach to Effective Regional Governance in Canada

For the last few decades, there has been a growing commentary on Canada’s anachronistic approach to its biggest cities. Over the 150 years of our country’s history, our large cities have become economic, social and cultural engines. Read More

16 May 2017

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A sum of all fears: How ‘rigid incrementality’ could be the number one threat to infrastructure spending in Canada

May 16, 2017 | By and

After decades of serial neglect, the last two federal budgets have together committed $180 billion over 12 years for investments in Canada’s beleaguered public infrastructure. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address a chronic infrastructure deficit that everyone agrees is a real barrier to our economic growth. Read More

15 May 2017

Video: Morden on CBC discussing his Bold Idea regarding closer ties with the EU

May 15, 2017

Mowat policy associate Mike Morden on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing his Bold Idea regarding closer ties with the EU. Read More

15 May 2017

Canada Should Join the EU (sort of)

May 15, 2017

Canadians have always aspired to a kind of open, cosmopolitan citizenship. Wilfrid Laurier said freedom was our nationality. Pierre Trudeau declared himself a citizen of the world. Read More

12 May 2017

Video: Sunil Johal on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing Mowat Regulating Disruption paper

May 12, 2017

Mowat’s policy director Sunil Johal on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing Mowat Regulating Disruption paper. Read More

11 May 2017

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Regulating Disruption

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Governing in an era of rapid technological change

In this report, the Mowat Centre examines the relationship between regulation and innovation in rapidly-changing technological industries. Drawing on extensive interviews with representatives from industry, academia and government, the report analyzes a number of new challenges confronting Canadian policymakers and regulators as they seek to adapt regulatory frameworks for the digital age. Read More

09 May 2017

Video: Jennifer Keesmat on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing her Mowat Bold Idea

May 9, 2017

City of Toronto chief planner and executive director Jennifer Keesmat on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing her Mowat Bold Idea on the future of governance and finance in major Canadian cities. Read More

09 May 2017

Big Cities Need New Governance

May 9, 2017

Cities should represent progress. More than half of the global population now lives in cities and, according to the World Health Organization, this number continues to climb by 60 million people a year. The urbanization of our world should be a sign of our evolution as a species. But is it? Read More