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13 Jun

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Canada needs more of the world

June 13, 2017 | By |

Rethinking the nation state in the 21st century

The next 50 years will see new global challenges arise – largely driven by technological, demographic and environmental change. We have already begun to see these trends manifest themselves in areas such as cyber-warfare, mass migration and rising rates of poverty and inequality.
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30 May

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Bringing human rights back into balance

May 30, 2017 | By |

The case for social and economic rights in the Charter

With all the commotion around the Charter’s 35th birthday this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that human rights in Canada are a fait accompli. You would also be forgiven for, upon reading the words “human rights” just now, thinking first and foremost of the civil and political rights that our constitution explicitly sets out to define and protect. After all, most conversations around rights in Canada revolve around our civil and political liberties. Read More

19 Dec

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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

18 Jun

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The 50% tax tipping point: fact or fiction?

June 18, 2015 | By |

One of the policy ideas getting more attention as the federal election approaches is the role of tax reform in generating revenue and correcting income inequality in Canada. Read More

10 Jun

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Getting to yes: Toronto’s legal showdown with Uber

June 10, 2015 | By |

Last week an Ontario Superior Court judge heard arguments in a court battle between the City of Toronto and Uber in a case being watched closely by policymakers and regulators from across the country.

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27 Apr

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Why you should learn to stop worrying and love the tacocopter

April 27, 2015 | By |

Should we embrace a future where food delivery drones buzz through our skies bearing pizza payloads for their waiting customers?

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04 Mar

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We asked a group of tech executives: “What does it take to grow in London, Ontario?”

March 4, 2015 | By |

Across Ontario, mid-sized cities like London are counting on entrepreneurs in growth areas such as information and communications technology (ICT) to create jobs and economic prosperity. Read More

19 Feb

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Beyond “Whack A Mole” on Metro Morning

February 19, 2015 | By |

Governments seem at a loss to know how to deal with services such as Uber and Airbnb. Matt Galloway spoke with Sunil Johal. He is the Policy Director with the Mowat Centre.
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17 Feb

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Airbnb and Uber are here, and they’re growing. It’s time for policymakers to catch up.

February 17, 2015 | By |

Governments around the world are struggling to cope with new “sharing economy” technology platforms that allow people to buy goods and services directly from one another in “peer-to-peer” transactions.
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16 Feb

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Policymaking for the Sharing Economy

February 16, 2015 | By |

Beyond Whack-A-Mole

This report looks at the public policy questions raised by the sharing economy and makes recommendations on how governments should approach these new marketplaces. Read More