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25 Nov 2017

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Talking is the Canadian way of life – we should export it

November 25, 2017 | By

Has everyone suddenly forgotten how to negotiate?

Glance at the news headlines, and you’ll find a series of high-stakes talks that are either deadlocked or derailed.

Talks to re-negotiate NAFTA have barely begun and already there are fears that the largest player is about to walk away from the table (or never really wanted to reach a deal in the first place). Read More

27 Sep 2017

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Provinces should lead policy innovation on Canada’s defining issues – again

September 27, 2017 | By

With political news focused on federal tax changes, a federal cabinet shuffle, and federally-led NAFTA renegotiations, it is easy to lose sight of the where the weight of governing falls in Canada. According to the OECD, Canada’s provincial, territorial and local governments account for nearly four out of every five public dollars spent – a level of decentralization unmatched by any other developed country. 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

22 Feb 2017

Health care is about sharing risk. Federalism in Canada should be too.

February 22, 2017

Universal health care in Canada is strongly attached to Canadian values such as equity, fairness and solidarity. Read More