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Aug 16, 2018

Inside the Black Blocks

August 16, 2018

A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”

When Bitcoin was in the news earlier this year, little attention was paid to the blockchain technology that underpins it. This is unfortunate as blockchain’s emergence has important implications far beyond cryptocurrency. Our new report cuts through the hype to take an in-depth look at this technology, and analyze its promises and perils for Canadian governments. 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

Jan 03, 2018

Technology taking over the government

January 3, 2018

Technology will make today’s government obsolete. Sunil Johal, policy director at The Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto, says that this is a good thing. Read More

Aug 02, 2017

Men will lose the most jobs to robots, and that’s ok

August 2, 2017

Sunil Johal discusses automation and the future of work on AM640’s The Morning Show. Read More

Jun 29, 2017

Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now

June 29, 2017

Canadians have seen the world of work rapidly reshape itself around them in the past 30 years. Globalization, technological change, declining unionization rates and new business strategies are among the forces that have combined to create a labour market characterized by stagnant wages and eroding job quality. Read More

Nov 29, 2016

Sunil Johal on The Scott Thompson Show discussing the future of jobs and automation

November 29, 2016

Interview with Scott Thompson and Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal on the changes to social net due to automation. Read More