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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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06 Jun

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Video: Bold Ideas – “The Uber of public policy”

June 6, 2017 | By |

In the latest release in Mowat’s Bold Ideas series, Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at General Motors, calls on Canadian governments to embrace disruption and lessons learned through the sharing economy to modernize the policymaking process. Read More

31 May

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Regulating in an era of rapid technological change

May 31, 2017 | By |

Governments across Canada are rushing to embrace emerging technologies and their potential to drive job creation, solve thorny problems and improve service delivery. Read More

11 May

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Regulating Disruption

May 11, 2017 | By |

Governing in an era of rapid technological change

In this report, the Mowat Centre examines the relationship between regulation and innovation in rapidly-changing technological industries. Drawing on extensive interviews with representatives from industry, academia and government, the report analyzes a number of new challenges confronting Canadian policymakers and regulators as they seek to adapt regulatory frameworks for the digital age. Read More

29 Mar

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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

14 Mar

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

March 14, 2017 | By |

Exploring standards-based solutions in a changing marketplace

In this report, commissioned by CSA Group to launch their new CSA Group Research Program, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy and explores the potential for the use of standards-based approaches in the governance of this sector. Read More

19 Aug

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Sharing the Road

August 19, 2016 | By |

The Promise and Perils of Shared Mobility in the GTHA

This report makes a series of recommendations for building a robust and flexible transportation system that can effectively respond to the emergence of “shared mobility” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Read More

08 Aug

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Creating a High-Performing Canadian Civil Service against a Backdrop of Disruptive Change

August 8, 2016 | By |

The latest from Mowat in our ongoing Shifting Gears research partnership with KPMG, this paper takes a hard look at Canada’s federal civil service. Read More