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January 26, 2017

Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

TORONTO – The University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) today announced the appointment of Andrew Parkin as the new Director of the Mowat Centre. More
April 7, 2016

More research, better data required to understand and adapt to climate impacts on the Great Lakes

New report from CGLR and Mowat says uncertainty about future water levels and gaps in data affect climate adaptation decisions. More
March 15, 2016

Canada’s overly complex tariff system carries high burden for low return

Eliminating majority of import tariffs would boost productivity for relatively low cost. More
February 10, 2016

If governments think regulating Uber is complicated, just wait for self-driving cars

New Mowat report says automated vehicles are coming fast and governments need to plan now

December 23, 2015

Matthew Mendelsohn Leaving Mowat Centre

Matthew Mendelsohn will be leaving his position as Director of the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre. The founding director of the public policy think tank at the School of Public Policy & Governance [SPPG] will be stepping down in January 2016 to take up a position as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Results and Delivery) in the Privy Council Office with the federal government. More
October 27, 2015

New report lays out seven policies to steer Canada towards a low-carbon economy

In lead-up to UN climate conference in Paris, new federal government must go beyond carbon pricing More

July 8, 2015

Mowat announces new research executive leads for Mowat Energy and Mowat NFP

The Mowat Centre is pleased to announce two senior appointments to lead the Centre’s Energy and Not-For-Profit research hubs. More
July 10, 2014

Not Just Equalization—Many Federal Transfer Programs Fail Basic Tests of Transparency, Efficiency and Fairness, Says New Mowat Analysis

A substantial portion of the $163 billion in annual federal transfers to provinces is doled out in ways that fail to meet basic tests of transparency, efficiency and fairness, according to a new study released today by the Mowat Centre. More