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Dec 05, 2018

Countries must protect workers from technological disruptions. Here’s how.

December 5, 2018

As heads of the world’s leading economies gathered in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit last week, one of their key areas of focus was the future of work, with a particular emphasis on training and skills in the digital era. Read More

Nov 28, 2018

Sunil Johal on the future of work following the Oshawa GM plant closing

November 28, 2018

Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal discusses the announced closing of the Oshawa GM plant in the context of broader economic shifts such as increasing automation and technological disruption, and explains why Canada’s current skills training system is not ready to address the new reality. Read More

Nov 27, 2018

GM’s closing is a warning shot: Canada’s not ready for the age of disruption

November 27, 2018

General Motors’ move to cease production at its Oshawa plant at the end of 2019 will put more than 2,500 people out of work. The company’s increased focus on electric vehicles, cited as a main reason for this decision, is part of a broader economic shift. Read More

Jul 29, 2014

How Ontario lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs (and why most aren’t coming back)

July 29, 2014

Automation, globalization, exchange rates, and low productivity help explain why manufacturing employment has dropped from 15.8% to 10.3% of Ontario’s workforce.

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May 05, 2014

Rebuilding Ontario with Matthew Mendelsohn and Mike Moffatt

May 5, 2014

The cities and towns of our province’s once mighty manufacturing base are facing the fallout of global economic change that has seen tens of thousands of jobs being shed, year-after-year. Read More