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16 Jan 2018

Getting ahead of the future of work: Focus on the systems, not the skills

January 16, 2018

What will the future of work look like? Read More

11 Jan 2018

How soon will we see driverless cars?

January 11, 2018

Earlier this week the provincial government proposed changing the rules of it’s 10 year automated vehicle pilot project. How soon could Ontario drivers find themselves in driverless cars? Read More

03 Jan 2018

Technology taking over the government

January 3, 2018

Technology will make today’s government obsolete. Sunil Johal, policy director at The Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto, says that this is a good thing. Read More

29 Nov 2017

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Technology will make government as we know it obsolete – and that’s a good thing

November 29, 2017 | By

Tech advances should prompt government to radically increase efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services. Read More

02 Aug 2017

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Emerging Energy Trends: Conference Outcomes Report

August 2, 2017 | By

Regulatory responses to Ontario’s energy future

On May 29, 2017, Mowat Energy hosted an international conference exploring the future of energy in Ontario. This outcomes report is a comprehensive rendition of the proceedings of the conference which includes a detailed description of the discussions that occurred and the panel responses to the very helpful questions from the floor. In addition, links to the Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios, and a video of the entire conference are included in the Appendix. Read More

29 Jun 2017

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Future jobs: How we’ll earn a living 150 years from now

June 29, 2017 | By

Canadians have seen the world of work rapidly reshape itself around them in the past 30 years. Globalization, technological change, declining unionization rates and new business strategies are among the forces that have combined to create a labour market characterized by stagnant wages and eroding job quality. Read More

06 Jun 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

11 May 2017

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Regulating Disruption

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Governing in an era of rapid technological change

In this report, the Mowat Centre examines the relationship between regulation and innovation in rapidly-changing technological industries. Read More

29 Mar 2017

What do Netflix movie recommendations have in common with how government is making big decisions?

March 29, 2017

As people share more and more information online, algorithms are increasingly used by public and private institutions to leverage that information and quickly analyze it with the aim of providing more efficient and optimal decision-making. Read More

03 Mar 2017

What to do about Airbnb? Four things Ontario should consider in the move to regulate home-sharing

March 3, 2017

The rapid growth of the sharing economy has quickly changed the face of several industries, including accommodation. Read More