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Aug 19, 2016

Sharing the Road

August 19, 2016

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

Jul 13, 2016

Will Pokémon Go forever change the face of government?

July 13, 2016

Here at Mowat, we talk a lot about the policy implications of disruptive technologies and ideas. In recent years, we’ve written about how policymakers can prepare for shifting realities and changes on the horizon. Read More

May 05, 2016

Video: Sharing the Wealth, Unevenly

May 5, 2016

Mowat’s Policy Director, Sunil Johal on The Agenda for a discussion on Venture capital, the sharing economy and the implications for low paying work and a lack of consumer protection. Read More

Apr 04, 2016

On Uber, three issues Toronto needs to get right

April 4, 2016

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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Mar 09, 2016

Policies for the tourism sharing economy

March 9, 2016

Chapter From OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016

In this research contribution for the OECD’s Tourism Trends and Policies 2016, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy, considers what it means for the tourism sector and assesses key policy implications. Read More

Feb 22, 2016

Trust and the Sharing Economy

February 22, 2016

Mowat’s Policy Director Sunil Johal discusses the sharing economy’s trust-based marketplaces and new opportunities for fraud.
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Dec 16, 2015

Uber ups the ante. So what’s the TTC going to do about it?

December 16, 2015

Uber is courting controversy again in Toronto. It launched a new service called UberHop this week that permits passengers to share a ride between selected downtown locations.

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Nov 17, 2015

The Sharing Economy and Why it Matters for Policy Makers

November 17, 2015

In an article from the Public Sector Digest, Mowat Centre Practice Lead of Intergovernmental Economic & Social Policy, Noah Zon, discusses the sharing economy and what it means for public policy.

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Jun 10, 2015

Getting to yes: Toronto’s legal showdown with Uber

June 10, 2015

Last week an Ontario Superior Court judge heard arguments in a court battle between the City of Toronto and Uber in a case being watched closely by policymakers and regulators from across the country.

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Jun 09, 2015

Like Uber, but for Marge Simpson

June 9, 2015

Public Policy Lessons from The Simpsons #4

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