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19 Jul 2017

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Delivering Benefit

July 19, 2017 | By and

Achieving community benefits in Ontario

This report examines the key success factors for designing effective community benefits requirements for large transit infrastructure projects and how their success can be monitored, tracked and measured – particularly for targeted training and recruitment initiatives. Read More

25 Jul 2016

Canada Needs a What Works Centre. Here’s How We Can Build It.

July 25, 2016

Growing demand for services, reduced fiscal capacity and increased public scrutiny of government spending have led to a spike in the demand for systematic, rigorous evidence in policymaking. Read More

10 Jun 2015

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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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06 Apr 2015

Mowat Centre presents on Social Finance to House of Commons Standing Committee

April 6, 2015

On March 26, 2015, Mowat Centre Policy Director Sunil Johal and Policy Associate Jamie Van Ymeren provided expert testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Their remarks focused on social impact bonds, outcomes-based funding and the role governments can play in providing an enabling environment and supportive infrastructure for social finance and innovative program delivery. These are their opening remarks.

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19 Mar 2015

Like Uber, but for public services

March 19, 2015

The popularity of sharing economy enterprises has exploded because they are delivering services in ways that work well for consumers, offering them convenience and competitive pricing.

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17 Feb 2015

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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 and

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 2015

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Policymaking for the Sharing Economy

February 16, 2015 | By and

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

13 Feb 2015

Three pieces of advice for the federal government on its new Innovation Hub

February 13, 2015

This week the Privy Council Office launched its new Central Innovation Hub, which means Canada just joined a growing list of countries establishing innovation labs at the very heart of government.
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