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Jun 04, 2019

Governing the Future: The need for standards for digital labour platforms

June 4, 2019

In recent years, digitization has transformed our lives in significant ways – from the way we shop, to how we interact with others, to our working habits. The fact that many of these often transactional activities are now facilitated via digital platforms represents a critical shift in our economy and society. Read More

Jun 03, 2019

Governing the Future: Creating standards for artificial intelligence and algorithms

June 3, 2019

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms is spreading rapidly across sectors. This includes areas as diverse as immigration application processing, predictive policing, and the pricing of goods and services online.
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May 31, 2019

Governing the Future: Better data governance requires better standards

May 31, 2019

The generation and use of big data – and its role in the economy and across society – is growing exponentially. Many are already declaring it the most important resource of the 21st century. Read More

Apr 15, 2019

How Ontario sees the federation, and how the federation sees Ontario 

April 15, 2019

When the results of the 2019 Confederation of Tomorrow survey were released in March, headlines naturally turned to the federation’s traditional hot spots. French-language media focused on the absence of any noticeable warming towards federalism in Quebec, while their English-language counterparts zeroed in on the spike in discontent in the west, and more specifically in Alberta. Read More

Mar 29, 2019

Committing to Action: Key Takeaways

March 29, 2019

Today’s major social policy issues – from homelessness to early childhood development – rely on evidence-informed policies and practices to maximize impact. This much is already accepted by policymakers, practitioners and funders. Read More

Mar 07, 2019

Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

March 7, 2019

The federal government will issue its 2019 budget on March 19th. As always, the majority of federal spending will come in the form of transfer payments to Canada’s provinces and citizens. And the question of the fairness of these transfers is bound to arise. Read More

Mar 04, 2019

Creating a Positive Sharing Economy: Lessons from Amsterdam and Seoul

March 4, 2019

Just under a year ago, car-sharing service Car2Go suspended operations in Toronto, frustrating the 80,000 Torontonians who used the service. The company blamed its departure on the city’s parking regulations, which it says are too restrictive for its “free-floating” car-share model. Read More

Jan 22, 2019

The horizontal collaboration toolkit

January 22, 2019

In an era when the most significant challenges facing many governments, such as climate change and homelessness, require coordinated responses from multiple departments, the ability to coordinate across organizational boundaries is critical to success. Read More

Dec 13, 2018

Healthy Data: Key Takeaways

December 13, 2018

Our health data is going digital. But what if it goes viral? Read More