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17 May

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Cooperation Rather Than Coercion

May 17, 2017 | By |

An Informal Approach to Effective Regional Governance in Canada

For the last few decades, there has been a growing commentary on Canada’s anachronistic approach to its biggest cities. Over the 150 years of our country’s history, our large cities have become economic, social and cultural engines. Read More

15 May

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Canada Should Join the EU (sort of)

May 15, 2017 | By |

Canadians have always aspired to a kind of open, cosmopolitan citizenship. Wilfrid Laurier said freedom was our nationality. Pierre Trudeau declared himself a citizen of the world. Read More

09 May

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Video: Jennifer Keesmat on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing her Mowat Bold Idea

May 9, 2017 | By |

City of Toronto chief planner and executive director Jennifer Keesmat on CBC TV’s On the Money discussing her Mowat Bold Idea on the future of governance and finance in major Canadian cities. Read More

09 May

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Big Cities Need New Governance

May 9, 2017 | By |

Cities should represent progress. More than half of the global population now lives in cities and, according to the World Health Organization, this number continues to climb by 60 million people a year. The urbanization of our world should be a sign of our evolution as a species. But is it? Read More

03 Nov

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Brave New World at the OEB

November 3, 2016 | By |

Policy Development and the Natural Gas Expansion Case

An ongoing Ontario Energy Board (OEB) proceeding offers timely insight into the role the Board sees itself playing in the implementation of government policy through its rate-making activities. Read More

27 Jun

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Strange brew: Governing booze in the Federation

June 27, 2016 | By |

Is it time to drink to the Economic Union? Read More

11 Feb

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How the federal government can get more bang for its infrastructure buck

February 11, 2016 | By |

The new federal government has made major commitments to Canada’s infrastructure, including a plan to nearly double spending from $65 billion to $125 billion over the next 10 years.

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