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Andrew Parkin Appointed Director of the Mowat Centre

January 26, 2017 | Mowat Centre 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. Read More

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

April 7, 2016 | Mowat Centre New report from CGLR and Mowat says uncertainty about future water levels and gaps in data affect climate adaptation decisions. Read More

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

March 15, 2016 | Mowat Centre Eliminating majority of import tariffs would boost productivity for relatively low cost. Read More

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

February 10, 2016 | Mowat Centre

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

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Matthew Mendelsohn Leaving Mowat Centre

December 23, 2015 | Mowat Centre 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. Read More

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

October 27, 2015 | Mowat Centre

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

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

July 8, 2015 | Mowat Centre The Mowat Centre is pleased to announce two senior appointments to lead the Centre’s Energy and Not-For-Profit research hubs. Read More

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

July 10, 2014 | Mowat Centre 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. Read More