How should Canada design policies to protect gig workers?

Laura Lam and Kam Phung say that to protect gig workers, Canadian policy-makers must understand workers’…


Canada needs to improve its immigration channels for essential migrant workers

Labour shortages and aging demographics mean we’re relying on migrants to fill critical jobs. Omidvar and Cepla say we…


Redesigning Canada’s social safety net for the post-pandemic economy

Colin Busby, research director at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), examines Canada’s out-of-date…


For reopening plans after COVID, who’s doing what and when?

An analysis from the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation at the Institute for Research on Public Policy…


Rising house prices and the challenge governments face

In Policy Options, David Amborski shares what policy changes can address the growing supply issue in Canada’s…


Unemployment is down, but there are still issues

In Policy Options, Fabian Lange and Mikal Skuterud discuss how active labour market programs can help reduce long-term…


How to ensure immigrants reap the benefits of digital health technologies

COVID-19 increased the uptake of digital health technologies, but immigrants need further support to actually take…


Let’s empower municipalities, too often the little siblings of federalism

In Policy Options, Enid Slack and Tomas Hachard discuss why municipalities should have a stronger hand in policy-making…


To accelerate inclusive economic recovery, place-based policy matters

Unlocking the post-pandemic potential of rural and urban city centres requires policies that consider their varying…


How to fix the patchwork system of paid sick leave in Canada

In Policy Options, Paisley Sim explains how provinces can fill the gaps in federal income supports through implementing…


With more than 250,000 households in arrears, it’s time for rent forgiveness

Governments should act soon to help renters who are behind on their payments, writes Ricardo Tranjan for Policy…