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Apr 27, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 27, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan explains what people are talking about, and why it’s such a game-changer in how the economy works. Read More

Apr 25, 2018

Sunil Johal discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 25, 2018

Sunil Johal on pushing for an ‘inclusive growth’ agenda. Read More

Apr 25, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan and Sunil Johal discuss Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 25, 2018

Slowth is a new term for a prolonged period of slow to no economic growth. Combined with a rapidly changing digital economy, slowth creates challenge for governments in terms of collecting taxes to service programs and services needed for citizens. Read More

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

Oct 19, 2017

Ontario is transitioning to a green economy. How can we ensure that decent work will be available?

October 19, 2017

Economies around the world are in transition as businesses, citizens and governments embrace new ways of generating growth that put less strain on the planet. Read More

Oct 11, 2017

AI arms race: The labour costs

October 11, 2017

Sunil Johal on a panel discussing how the rise of artificial intelligence could impact Canada’s workforce and what we need to do to ensure the transition doesn’t leave workers behind as the labour market evolves. Read More

Oct 11, 2017

Decent Work in the Green Economy

October 11, 2017

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial. Read More

Oct 10, 2017

Fixing Canada’s EI system is critical for the future of work

October 10, 2017

Canada’s employment insurance (EI) system is a major plank of the country’s social architecture. However, the system, now 75 years old, is failing to meet its original intent. EI was established to protect workers against income loss while temporarily out of work and to provide access to job opportunities through training. In order to meet those objectives today, EI needs major reforms. Indeed, the shortfalls that exist in 2017 will only be amplified as the employment landscape continues to change significantly in the decades ahead. Read More