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Mark Stabile

Director of the School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto

Mark Stabile is the Director of the School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto and Professor of Economics & Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management. He is also an expert advisor with
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Millennials: The Ontario Election Is About You - Vote!

There is no doubt that youth engagement is a catch 22. Political parties with limited resources tailor their message to rally their base rather than reach new supporters. Youth don't vote, so they continue to be overlooked. If politics seems irrelevant to your life and campaigns don't address your concerns then why pay attention? On June 12 we need you to answer back.
06/11/2014 12:32 EDT

How Can We Have Evidence-Based Policy Without Evidence?

Statistics Canada has been hit by another round of cuts. These reductions have been masked under the compelling veil of "efficiency." But how might Canada expect to meet the policy challenges of the future when we no longer have the ability to understand where we are today? Evidence-based policy-making requires just that -- evidence -- standard, reliable metrics whose quantification and legitimacy is widely agreed upon.
07/13/2012 11:38 EDT

What Would Happen if We Froze Doctors' Pay?

The Ontario government has promised to reduce its $16-billion deficit substantially over the next few years, and tackling health-care cost growth has to be part of the solution.In response, the Canadian Medical Association has speculated that doctors may move to jurisdictions where physician earnings are on the rise, and that wait times in Ontario may increase as a result of the cuts.
06/24/2012 11:25 EDT

Time to Occupy the Budget

Though "Occupy the Legislature" may not have had the same ring, our policy decisions offer mechanisms that will either perpetuate or diminish the income divide in the years to come. With any luck, pending budget announcements will occupy our mutual scrutiny with the same fury that the protests have.
03/13/2012 11:17 EDT