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07 Jun 2017

Video: The Uber of Public Policy with Ted Graham on CBC’s On the Money

June 7, 2017

Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at General Motors, on CBC’s On the Money discussing his Mowat bold idea to embrace disruption in modernizing government policymaking. Read More

06 Jun 2017

Video: Bold Ideas – “The Uber of public policy”

June 6, 2017

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

13 Apr 2017

Sunil Johal on The Agenda discussing on-demand public transit

April 13, 2017

Sunil Johal on TVO’s The Agenda’s panel on Uber and Innisfil partnering to provide on-demand public transit in the town. Read More

21 Mar 2017

What is a “sharing economy” anyway?

March 21, 2017

Statistics Canada recently reported that 2.7 million Canadians participated in the “sharing economy” between November 2015 and October 2016 – and spent $1.31 billion doing so. Read More

The Rise of the Sharing Economy

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

26 Jan 2017

Video: CTV Your Morning interview with Sunil Johal on the evolution of the sharing economy

January 26, 2017

Ben Mulroney chats with Sunil Johal about innovation and fairness in the sharing economy. Read More

10 Jan 2017

BNN Interview: Discussing Uber’s new rider data

January 10, 2017

Uber, the driver-for-hire service, announced on Sunday that it would release rider data for city planners to study. But Sunil Johal, Policy Director at the Mowat Centre questions whether the data will truly be a useful tool or if it’s just a PR move by Uber. Read More

19 Aug 2016

Ride sharing, new tech key to cutting gridlock

August 19, 2016

Michael Crawford Urban discusses shared mobility and public transit in the GTHA. Read More

Sharing the Road

August 19, 2016 | By , and

The Promise and Perils of Shared Mobility in the GTHA

This report makes a series of recommendations for building a robust and flexible transportation system that can effectively respond to the emergence of “shared mobility” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Read More

04 Apr 2016


On Uber, three issues Toronto needs to get right

April 4, 2016 | By

After 18 months, several traffic-halting protests, two court challenges and thousands of water cooler discussions, the moment of truth is near. Toronto’s city council is expected to develop a regulatory framework for taxis and the ride-sourcing company Uber in April.
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