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27 Jun 2017

Video: What if you could take your benefits package with you?

June 27, 2017

Sunil Johal chats with Peter Armstrong about a portable benefits plan for Canadian workers. Read More

27 Jun 2017

What if you could take it with you?

June 27, 2017

A portable benefits scheme for all Canadian workers

Imagine it’s the year 2067.

Fifty years from now, what it means to work and have a career has changed entirely and Canada’s labour market is nearly unrecognizable. Innovation and investment have left the economy booming and labour productivity has hit a record high, but almost no one works in the once-standard nine-to-five form of employment. Read More

22 Jun 2017

Video: Bold Ideas – Making post-secondary education available at no cost to all Canadians

June 22, 2017

In the latest release in Mowat’s Bold Ideas series, Buzzfeed’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud proposes making post-secondary education available to all Canadians – at zero cost. Read More

30 May 2017

Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2019

May 30, 2017

Mowat Policy Director Sunil Johal on CBC News Network discussing proposed changes to Ontario’s labour laws. Read More

30 May 2017

Bringing human rights back into balance

May 30, 2017

The case for social and economic rights in the Charter

With all the commotion around the Charter’s 35th birthday this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that human rights in Canada are a fait accompli. You would also be forgiven for, upon reading the words “human rights” just now, thinking first and foremost of the civil and political rights that our constitution explicitly sets out to define and protect. After all, most conversations around rights in Canada revolve around our civil and political liberties. Read More

30 May 2017

Provincial government to announce new workplace legislation

May 30, 2017

Mowat policy director Sunil Johal on CBC Radio One Toronto discussing precarious employment and expected changes to Ontario’s labour laws. Read More

30 Nov 2016

29 Nov 2016

Sunil Johal on The Scott Thompson Show discussing the future of jobs and automation

November 29, 2016

Interview with Scott Thompson and Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal on the changes to social net due to automation. Read More

22 Nov 2016

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Working Without a Net

November 22, 2016 | By and

Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

This report explores the implications of new technologies on Canada’s economy and labour market and the adequacy of current social programs and policies supporting workers. Read More