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26 Jan

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Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

January 26, 2017 | By |

TORONTO – The University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) today announced the appointment of Andrew Parkin as the new Director of the Mowat Centre.
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07 Apr

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More research, better data required to understand and adapt to climate impacts on the Great Lakes

April 7, 2016 | By |

New report from CGLR and Mowat says uncertainty about future water levels and gaps in data affect climate adaptation decisions. Read More

15 Mar

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Canada’s overly complex tariff system carries high burden for low return

March 15, 2016 | By |

Eliminating majority of import tariffs would boost productivity for relatively low cost. Read More

10 Feb

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If governments think regulating Uber is complicated, just wait for self-driving cars

February 10, 2016 | By |

New Mowat report says automated vehicles are coming fast and governments need to plan now

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23 Dec

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Matthew Mendelsohn Leaving Mowat Centre

December 23, 2015 | By |

Matthew Mendelsohn will be leaving his position as Director of the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre. The founding director of the public policy think tank at the School of Public Policy & Governance [SPPG] will be stepping down in January 2016 to take up a position as Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Results and Delivery) in the Privy Council Office with the federal government.
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27 Oct

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New report lays out seven policies to steer Canada towards a low-carbon economy

October 27, 2015 | By |

In lead-up to UN climate conference in Paris, new federal government must go beyond carbon pricing
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08 Jul

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Mowat announces new research executive leads for Mowat Energy and Mowat NFP

July 8, 2015 | By |

The Mowat Centre is pleased to announce two senior appointments to lead the Centre’s Energy and Not-For-Profit research hubs.
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10 Jul

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Not Just Equalization—Many Federal Transfer Programs Fail Basic Tests of Transparency, Efficiency and Fairness, Says New Mowat Analysis

July 10, 2014 | By |

A substantial portion of the $163 billion in annual federal transfers to provinces is doled out in ways that fail to meet basic tests of transparency, efficiency and fairness, according to a new study released today by the Mowat Centre.
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26 Jun

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Low Water Blues–Economic Fallout from Lower Future Water Levels in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region Could Total More Than $18 Billion by 2050

June 26, 2014 | By |

If future water levels in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River remain near the low end of the historic range for sustained periods, the long-term economic impact on the region could reach $18.82 billion by 2050, according to a new Mowat Centre study conducted for the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR).

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28 Apr

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Broken System of Federal Redistribution Is Transferring Billions Per Year Away From Ontario

April 28, 2014 | By |

Federal programs have not kept pace with Canada’s changing economy

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