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policy implementation

25 Jul


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

July 25, 2016 | By |

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


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


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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06 Apr


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

April 6, 2015 | By |

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


Like Uber, but for public services

March 19, 2015 | By |

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


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


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

13 Feb


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

February 13, 2015 | By |

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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13 Nov


What Governments Can Learn From the Toronto Maple Leafs About Achieving Goals. Seriously.

November 13, 2014 | By |

Do Canadian governments need their own Kyle Dubas? Read More