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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

14 Mar


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

03 Mar


What to do about Airbnb? Four things Ontario should consider in the move to regulate home-sharing

March 3, 2017 | By |

The rapid growth of the sharing economy has quickly changed the face of several industries, including accommodation. Read More

14 Feb


Technology is disrupting the energy sector. What does this mean for consumers and what should be done about it?

February 14, 2017 | By |

Technology is disrupting many economic sectors, from transportation to media – and the energy sector is not immune. Read More

20 Dec


Emerging Energy Trends

December 20, 2016 | By |

Regulatory Responses to Ontario’s Energy Future

This report identifies regulatory and policy responses to the advent of an energy future with high levels of distributed energy resources, building on European and U.S. experience responding to this development. Read More

29 Sep


Regulating Utility Governance

September 29, 2016 | By |

An Analysis of the Ontario Energy Board’s Role

The Ontario Energy Board has announced its intention to conduct a consultation respecting its role in providing guidance to regulated entities with respect to corporate governance. Read More

13 Jul


Will Pokémon Go forever change the face of government?

July 13, 2016 | By |

Here at Mowat, we talk a lot about the policy implications of disruptive technologies and ideas. In recent years, we’ve written about how policymakers can prepare for shifting realities and changes on the horizon. Read More

27 Jun


Strange brew: Governing booze in the Federation

June 27, 2016 | By |

Is it time to drink to the Economic Union? Read More