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Intergovernmental Economic & Social Policy

The Mowat Centre’s research on intergovernmental economic and social policy looks at issues that matter to Ontarians and to Canadians through the lens of our federal system. Canada’s federal character shapes the economic and social policies that are essential to Canadians’ prosperity and well-being. Our research is focused on informing strong debates and sound decision-making on public policy for our federation. This includes a strong emphasis on Ontario’s unique place in the federation.

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May 25, 2017 | Michael Crawford Urban, Christine Yip

Basic Impact

Examining the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurs

In this report, we examine the potential impact of a basic income on social entrepreneurship. The paper presents the results of a new survey administered to 1,473 members of Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) as well as a focus group and several individual case study interviews. More

Government Transformation

The Mowat Centre’s government transformation research stream examines how governments can improve their ability to deliver high-quality public services and public policy, even in times of fiscal constraint. Our publications are intended to help facilitate informed, strategic, long-term decision-making in Canada.

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May 11, 2017 | Sunil Johal, Michael Crawford Urban

Regulating Disruption

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. More

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The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is an essential driver of Ontario’s economy and society. Its resilience has emerged as a critical issue for Ontario’s future. In 2012, Mowat established a research hub to look at the NFP sector and to provide evidence-based research and analysis on systemic issues facing the sector in Canada, with a particular focus on Ontario.

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April 12, 2017 | Lisa Lalande, Joanne Cave

Charting a Path Forward

Strengthening and Enabling the Charitable Sector in Canada

Charitable and nonprofit sector modernization has been the subject of much recent debate and discussion in Canada. The federal government has signalled significant interest in renewing its relationship with the sector. More

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Mowat Energy is a research hub that provides independent, evidence-based research and analysis on systemic energy policy issues facing Ontario and Canada.
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April 26, 2017 | Richard Carlson

Pricing Outcomes

A Framework for a 21st Century Electricity Market for Ontario

Driven by technological change and government policies, Ontario electricity generation is now dominated by nuclear, hydro, wind and solar. This paper, the latest in Mowat Energy's On the Grid series, analyzes the impact of this development on the wholesale energy market in Ontario and recommends a path forward for effective continued investment in low-carbon energy generation. More