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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

The Digital Age

May 31, 2019

Exploring the Role of Standards for Data Governance, Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Platforms

Over the past 20 years, a series of new digital technologies, and the business models that they enable, have come to dominate many sectors of the economy. Billions of connections and transactions –previously inconceivable due to geographical distance, logistical inefficiency or political barriers – are now facilitated online seemingly effortlessly. Read More

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

May 28, 2019

New Rules for the Game

May 28, 2019

Rebooting Canada’s competition regime for the digital economy

What is the future of competition in the new digital economy and how well-prepared for this future are Canada and its governments? Mowat’s latest report cuts through superficial narratives that currently surround these questions to take a more in-depth look at the policy reality. Read More

May 22, 2019

Policy in a Pub: The Last Call

May 22, 2019

Join us on May 22 to celebrate the contributions of the Mowat Centre and its staff to public policy in Ontario. Read More

Apr 30, 2019

Distributed Energy Resources

April 30, 2019

The role of regional planning, new benefit-cost methodologies and the competitive landscape

What does the advent of distributed energy resources (DERs) mean for electricity systems in Ontario and beyond? Our latest report offers a comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges presented by DERs, and analyzes what utilities and regulators should do in response. Read More

Apr 29, 2019

Announcement from The Mowat Centre

April 29, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Mowat Centre would like to inform its many partners and supporters that, as the result of the cancellation of its funding agreement with the Government of Ontario, it will soon be closing. Read More