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economic transformation

19 Oct 2017

Ontario is transitioning to a green economy. How can we ensure that decent work will be available?

October 19, 2017

Economies around the world are in transition as businesses, citizens and governments embrace new ways of generating growth that put less strain on the planet. Read More

11 Oct 2017

Video: Jobs in the Green Economy

October 11, 2017

Sunil Johal discusses Mowat and Smart Prosperity Institute’s Decent Work in the Green Economy report, released earlier that day.
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Decent Work in the Green Economy

As Ontario and other provinces move toward a greener economy, policymakers should consider the implications of these changes on employment opportunities, and particularly opportunities for decent work. Decent Work in the Green Economy, a new report from the Mowat Centre and Smart Prosperity Institute, explores this challenge. The report identifies where workers might be vulnerable to disruption, and considers where policy intervention may be beneficial. Read More

21 Sep 2017

Putting bold ideas into action

September 21, 2017

Building the nation beyond Canada 150

As the nation celebrated its 150th birthday this summer, Canadians naturally reflected on what the country has accomplished over the past century and a half. Read More

13 Jun 2017

Canada needs more of the world

June 13, 2017

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 2017

Bringing human rights back into balance

May 30, 2017

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 2016

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

December 19, 2016

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 2015

The 50% tax tipping point: fact or fiction?

June 18, 2015

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 2015

By and

Getting to yes: Toronto’s legal showdown with Uber

June 10, 2015 | By and

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 2015

Why you should learn to stop worrying and love the tacocopter

April 27, 2015

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

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