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intergovernmental coordination

Mar 15, 2018

Federal budget 2018: Now the hard work begins

March 15, 2018

The 2018 federal budget contained many positives. Action on gender inequality and the gender wage gap, on research underfunding, and on many other items was long in coming. Read More

Nov 25, 2017

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

November 25, 2017

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

Sep 27, 2017

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

September 27, 2017

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

May 09, 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

May 09, 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

Feb 22, 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