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  • How to Build a Skills Lab:<br />A new model of institutional governance in Canada

    How to Build a Skills Lab:
    A new model of institutional governance in Canada

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  • BOLD IDEAS: Canada needs more of the world

    BOLD IDEAS: Canada needs more of the world

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  • The Seventy-Five Year Decline

    The Seventy-Five Year Decline

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  • Enabling Environment: Turning a Corner

    Enabling Environment: Turning a Corner

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Latest Research

How to Build a Skills Lab

June 16, 2017 | Mowat Centre

A new model of institutional governance in Canada

To better align the skills of Canada’s workers with the needs its of employers, significant shortcomings with respect to labour market information need to be overcome. Read More

The Seventy-Five Year Decline

June 15, 2017 | Mowat Centre

How Government Expropriated Employment Insurance from Canadian Workers and Employers and Why This Matters

In the latest paper from the Mowat Centre, University of Victoria's Donna Wood — one of Canada's foremost experts on EI — argues that Canada's employment insurance system has in effect been expropriated by the federal government at the expense of workers and employers. Read More

Bold Ideas: Policy Beyond Canada 150

As Canada marks its 150th birthday this year, Canadians have a historic opportunity not only to celebrate a century and a half of accomplishments, but also to look forward to what we can achieve in the future. The Mowat Centre is releasing a series of short written pieces and video interviews in the weeks leading up to July 1st that will look ahead and present a variety of bold, potentially transformative policy ideas.

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MARCH 29, 2017

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

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. Alongside the rise of Big Data, policymakers should consider how this growing reliance on algorithms impacts key objectives.

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In the Media

Connecting Canadians through a renewable energy supergrid

June 8, 2017 | Mowat Centre Just like the rest of the world, Canada faces the big challenge to decrease the carbon emissions that result from our energy use. One way to do this is to produce more low-carbon renewable electricity while at the same time rapidly electrifying other sectors, like heating and transportation. Read More

Mowat Opinion

Regulating in an era of rapid technological change

May 31, 2017 | Mowat Centre Governments across Canada are rushing to embrace emerging technologies and their potential to drive job creation, solve thorny problems and improve service delivery. Read More

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