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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

29 Mar


What do Netflix movie recommendations have in common with how government is making big decisions?

March 29, 2017 | By |

As people share more and more information online, algorithms are increasingly used by public and private institutions to leverage that information and quickly analyze it with the aim of providing more efficient and optimal decision-making. 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

08 Feb


Video: The future of work discussion on CBC’s On The Money

February 8, 2017 | By |

Sunil Johal talks automation in the workplace with Peter Armstrong. 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

19 Dec


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


29 Nov


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