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30 May

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Bringing human rights back into balance

May 30, 2017 | By |

The case for social and economic rights in the Charter

With all the commotion around the Charter’s 35th birthday this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that human rights in Canada are a fait accompli. You would also be forgiven for, upon reading the words “human rights” just now, thinking first and foremost of the civil and political rights that our constitution explicitly sets out to define and protect. After all, most conversations around rights in Canada revolve around our civil and political liberties. Read More

02 May

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Mature Medicare

May 2, 2017 | By |

A Prescription for Canada’s 150th

In 1957, Canada was just ten years shy of celebrating its centennial—still an adolescent nation, wrangling with domestic soul-searching and trying to carve out a name for itself in the international community. That year would see government pass the Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act. Read More

19 Dec

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Evidence-based New Year’s Policy Resolutions for Canada in 2017

December 19, 2016 | By |

As we approach Canada’s 150th anniversary, we can take pride in how far we’ve come as a country. We’ve connected a vast, sprawling and culturally diverse territory into a strong, inclusive and vibrant country and one of the world’s most prosperous and multicultural nations. Read More

30 Nov

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29 Nov

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Sunil Johal on The Scott Thompson Show discussing the future of jobs and automation

November 29, 2016 | By |

Interview with Scott Thompson and Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal on the changes to social net due to automation. Read More

22 Nov

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Working Without a Net

November 22, 2016 | By |

Rethinking Canada’s social policy in the new age of work

This report explores the implications of new technologies on Canada’s economy and labour market and the adequacy of current social programs and policies supporting workers. Read More

28 Oct

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An era of precarious employment calls for a new social architecture

October 28, 2016 | By |

Recently, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elicited strong reactions by suggesting Canadians need to get used to precarious employment because it’s the new normal. But the reality could be much worse. Read More