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December 2, 2016

Canada should strengthen the safety net under workers in precarious jobs, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Precarious Positions: Policy Options to Mitigate Risks in Non-standard Employment,” authors Colin Busby and Ramya Muthukumaran investigate trends in jobs with heightened employment risks and offer policy solutions to support insecure workers. 

Colin Busby
Colin Busby, Former Associate Director, Research,

Colin Busby was awarded the 2007 C.D. Howe Research Fellowship and joined the Institute as an analyst thereafter. While writing broadly on economic issues, his emphasis is on fiscal and social policy. Appointed Associate Director of Research in 2016, Colin focuses his attention on the Institute’s healthcare policy and human capital research.

Ramya Muthukumaran
Ramya Muthukumaran, Researcher,

Ramya joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2015 as a researcher. She holds an MA in Economics from McGill University and an MSc in Media and Communications from the LSE. Her research interests focus on trade and financial services, as well as health and labour market policy.