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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

May 11, 2017 | By and

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

08 Feb 2017

Video: The future of work discussion on CBC’s On The Money

February 8, 2017

Sunil Johal talks automation in the workplace with Peter Armstrong. Read More

Emerging Energy Trends

December 20, 2016 | By , and

Regulatory Responses to Ontario’s Energy Future

This report identifies regulatory and policy responses to the advent of an energy future with high levels of distributed energy resources, building on European and U.S. experience responding to this development. Read More

19 Dec 2016

Evidence-based New Year’s Policy Resolutions for Canada in 2017

December 19, 2016

As we approach Canada’s 150th anniversary, we can take pride in how far we’ve come as a country. We’ve connected a vast, sprawling and culturally diverse territory into a strong, inclusive and vibrant country and one of the world’s most prosperous and multicultural nations. 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