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30 May

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Ontario to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2019

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Mowat Policy Director Sunil Johal on CBC News Network discussing proposed changes to Ontario’s labour laws. Read More

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

30 May

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Provincial government to announce new workplace legislation

May 30, 2017 | By |

Mowat policy director Sunil Johal on CBC Radio One Toronto discussing precarious employment and expected changes to Ontario’s labour laws. Read More

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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