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06 Jun


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


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


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

08 Aug


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

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

30 Mar


How can delivery units work in a federation like Canada?

March 30, 2016 | By |

The federal government is embarking on an ambitious new mandate with over 300 commitments flowing from its election platform and Ministerial mandate letters.
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07 Jul


Better Collaboration for Better Government

July 7, 2015 | By |

Collaboration is a powerful concept in the public sector – often talked about and highly valued, but rarely achieved.

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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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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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12 Mar


Asset Management: An Oral History

March 12, 2015 | By |

A report that the Ontario government is considering selling shares of Hydro One caused us to dust off our laptops and look into the distant past of 2013.

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