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fiscal policy

Oct 02, 2018

What the rise of the trillion dollar tech company means for policymakers

October 2, 2018

The ascent of Amazon and Apple into the trillion dollar valuation club is a landmark corporate achievement. Together, these two firms are worth as much as the annual gross domestic products of Spain and Switzerland combined. But, beyond the accolades, what does the rise of these digital titans mean for policymakers? Read More

Jul 30, 2018

Robots, Revenues & Responses

July 30, 2018

Ontario and the Future of Work

What effects might artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, and other disruptive technologies have on government revenues? A new Mowat Centre report examines how taxation systems based on residency are ill-suited for a digital, global economy. Read More

Jan 20, 2016

Fiscal transfers are growing. But are they effective?

January 20, 2016

The size of transfer payments can’t tell us if provincial governments are good fiscal managers.

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Nov 17, 2015

The Sharing Economy and Why it Matters for Policy Makers

November 17, 2015

In an article from the Public Sector Digest, Mowat Centre Practice Lead of Intergovernmental Economic & Social Policy, Noah Zon, discusses the sharing economy and what it means for public policy.

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Jun 18, 2015

The 50% tax tipping point: fact or fiction?

June 18, 2015

One of the policy ideas getting more attention as the federal election approaches is the role of tax reform in generating revenue and correcting income inequality in Canada. Read More

May 20, 2015

Why municipal borrowing is no crisis in waiting

May 20, 2015

Rarely a week goes by without a prominent columnist or think tank warning of an impending provincial credit crisis.
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Feb 26, 2015

Can Canada learn anything from the Eurozone debt crisis?

February 26, 2015

Canadians like to brag about the strength of our country’s public finances.
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Nov 25, 2014

What the government isn’t telling you about federal transfers

November 25, 2014

Too many federal transfer programs fail basic tests of transparency, efficiency, and fairness. Read More

Sep 25, 2014

Five ways that federal decisions make it harder for Ontario to balance its books

September 25, 2014

The budget presented by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa in July projected a deficit for the seventh year in a row. The province faces difficult choices in order to return to balance. Read More