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Apr 02, 2019

Rethinking Municipal Finance for the New Economy

April 2, 2019

While ongoing economic and employment trends are constraining government revenues globally, municipalities in Canada face additional challenges due to their unique governance and fiscal context. Read More

Mar 27, 2019

Sunil Johal discusses skills training on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

March 27, 2019

Mowat Policy Director Sunil Johal joins The Agenda panel examining skills training policy and the initiatives outlined in the 2019 federal budget. Read More

Dec 05, 2018

Countries must protect workers from technological disruptions. Here’s how.

December 5, 2018

As heads of the world’s leading economies gathered in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit last week, one of their key areas of focus was the future of work, with a particular emphasis on training and skills in the digital era. Read More

Nov 28, 2018

Sunil Johal on the future of work following the Oshawa GM plant closing

November 28, 2018

Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal discusses the announced closing of the Oshawa GM plant in the context of broader economic shifts such as increasing automation and technological disruption, and explains why Canada’s current skills training system is not ready to address the new reality. Read More

Nov 27, 2018

GM’s closing is a warning shot: Canada’s not ready for the age of disruption

November 27, 2018

General Motors’ move to cease production at its Oshawa plant at the end of 2019 will put more than 2,500 people out of work. The company’s increased focus on electric vehicles, cited as a main reason for this decision, is part of a broader economic shift. Read More

Oct 31, 2018

Andrew Parkin on Employment and Income in Ontario

October 31, 2018

Andrew Parkin is on the Agenda to break down what the data tell us about employment and income in Ontario. 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