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Welcome to TLDR—“too long; didn’t read”—where we provide accessible content that complements our more formal research publications. TLDR provides a digital space for shorter pieces that help readers better understand the policy issues we work on. If you enjoy them, we hope you’ll share them.

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June 13, 2018

Where to go in Toronto to watch the World Cup

As you are probably already aware, the FIFA World Cup - the most viewed sporting event on the planet - kicks off today. More
June 4, 2018

Canada now has better data on skills and labour market outcomes than ever. Why is it so hard to use it?

It’s a familiar feeling. You need something. You invest resources – time and effort – to get it. You finally see it in front of you. You reach for it. And... you realize there’s still a barrier preventing you from grabbing and using it. More
March 15, 2018

Federal budget 2018: Now the hard work begins

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. More
January 16, 2018

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

What will the future of work look like? More
January 10, 2018

What do Ontarians really think about reconciliation?

The controversy stemming from the decision of Ontario senator Lynn Beyak to publish comments she received from the public about the residential school system – comments that her own party leader called “racist” – has raised some uncomfortable questions about the attitudes of Canadians towards Indigenous peoples and the issue of reconciliation. More
October 19, 2017

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

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. More
September 21, 2017

Putting bold ideas into action

Building the nation beyond Canada 150

As the nation celebrated its 150th birthday this summer, Canadians naturally reflected on what the country has accomplished over the past century and a half. More
August 24, 2017

Q&A Session on the “Gap”

The “gap” is a dollar figure that seeks to measure a province’s aggregate net fiscal contribution or benefit vis-à-vis the rest of the federation. The federal government collects financial resources from its myriad revenue sources. More