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29 Mar


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

March 29, 2017 | By |

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

21 Mar


What is a “sharing economy” anyway?

March 21, 2017 | By |

Statistics Canada recently reported that 2.7 million Canadians participated in the “sharing economy” between November 2015 and October 2016 – and spent $1.31 billion doing so. Read More

03 Mar


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

March 3, 2017 | By |

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

22 Feb


Health care is about sharing risk. Federalism in Canada should be too.

February 22, 2017 | By |

Universal health care in Canada is strongly attached to Canadian values such as equity, fairness and solidarity. Read More

14 Feb


Technology is disrupting the energy sector. What does this mean for consumers and what should be done about it?

February 14, 2017 | By |

Technology is disrupting many economic sectors, from transportation to media – and the energy sector is not immune. Read More

25 Jan


Are you being served? Why government service standards matter

January 25, 2017 | By |

Governments are facing a crisis of public confidence across the western world. It’s a crisis that played an important role in political upheavals over the last year. Read More

20 Dec


When it comes to health care, the federal and provincial governments are arguing over growth rates. Here’s why that’s the wrong conversation.

December 20, 2016 | By |

Canada’s federal and provincial governments failed to reach a long-term agreement on health care funding in Ottawa yesterday. Time will tell whether this failure represents an impasse, or just one of many rounds of negotiation to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. Read More

19 Dec


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

December 19, 2016 | By |

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