Thinking outside the tank?

Springboard is working to spark a discussion on the sources of public policy ideas outside of government, using the closure of three Ontario think tanks - Mowat Centre, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity and Martin Prosperity Institute - as a starting point.

This discussion paper is our invitation to hear from the people who use or contribute to public policy ideas from outside of government, from a range of sectors and perspectives - civil servants, political advisors, advocates, journalists, academic and engaged residents.

If you have comments about this discussion paper or responses to the questions at the end of the paper, or if you want to learn more, please reach us at

We will capture what we learn in this process in a report to be published fall 2019.

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