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sharing economy

Mar 04, 2019

Creating a Positive Sharing Economy: Lessons from Amsterdam and Seoul

March 4, 2019

Just under a year ago, car-sharing service Car2Go suspended operations in Toronto, frustrating the 80,000 Torontonians who used the service. The company blamed its departure on the city’s parking regulations, which it says are too restrictive for its “free-floating” car-share model. Read More

Feb 28, 2019

Maximizing the Gains from Sharing

February 28, 2019

An Analysis of National and International Best Practices

In 2017, the International Organization for Standardization initiated an international discussion on the potential development of national or international standards for the sharing economy, and identified 10 principles to guide such work. This report identifies and summarizes innovative national and international best practices, as well as challenges, in incorporating these principles. Read More

Nov 26, 2018

Analysing megatrends to better shape the future of tourism

November 26, 2018

In this new research contribution written for the OECD, we deepen our previous analysis of the megatrends affecting the future of tourism. Read More

Nov 06, 2018

Sunil Johal on compensating workers displaced by disruptive technology

November 6, 2018

Ridesharing services are disrupting the taxi industry, and now the City faces a $1.7 billion lawsuit. But who is responsible for lost jobs and lost incomes when technology disrupts an industry? Sunil Johal, policy director of the Mowat Centre, explains. Read More

Mar 16, 2018

CBC Radio One interview: Lyft vs Uber

March 16, 2018

Lyft pulls into Ottawa. With another big ride-share company hitting the road, how do other transit options fare? And what does it all mean for how we move around this city? A look at what changes when there’s a shakeup in the sharing economy. Read More

Mar 08, 2018

Megatrends shaping the future of tourism

March 8, 2018

In this research contribution for the OECD’s Tourism Trends and Policies 2018, Mowat Centre discusses megatrends affecting the future of tourism. Read More

Jan 25, 2018

IRPP Event Video: In search of the next gig – A snapshot of precarious work in Canada today

January 25, 2018

What does precarious work look like in Canada today, and what is driving it? How should decision-makers address the loss of employment stability? Read More

Nov 13, 2017

Lyft ride-sharing service expanding to Toronto

November 13, 2017

Sunil Johal discusses the ramifications of the ride-share services’ expansion in Toronto. Read More

Nov 13, 2017

Sunil Johal chats with CityNews about Lyft expanding to Toronto market

November 13, 2017

Sunil Johal chats with CityNews about whether the extra choice for consumers will create a competitive landscape in Toronto. Read More

Jun 06, 2017

Video: Bold Ideas – “The Uber of public policy”

June 6, 2017

In the latest release in Mowat’s Bold Ideas series, Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at General Motors, calls on Canadian governments to embrace disruption and lessons learned through the sharing economy to modernize the policymaking process. Read More