Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Using the experiences of the Ontario Tax Commission, presenter Monica Townson leads a provocative discussion on this favourite tool of Canadian governments. Additional viewpoints are provided by Laurier Lapierre (on the Spicer Commission) and Dr. Frances Abele, Research Director of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
Part of the Citizen Engagement Round Table Series. Dr. James Fishkin outlines his specialized approach to citizen engagement drawing on experiences in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. The summary incorporates discussion points and comments from special guests Bill Blaikie and Hugh Winsor.
This paper analyzes the lack of cooperation and collaboration among government departments and between jurisdictions, identifies contributing factors to the culture of competitive behaviour and outlines over 30 recommendations directed to line departments and to the centre.
Papers on global forces affecting the role of government, managing effective organizational change in government, ethics and corruption, decentralization, privatization, strengthening organizations of civil society and engaging citizens in the decision making process.
Background papers cover the nature of economic integration in South-East Asia; the lowering of barriers between government, business, and NGOs; the impact of modern communications and information technology; the regulatory framework in a borderless world.
Based on a workshop for South-East Asian and Canadian participants this paper includes a synthesis of the main themes and issues presented, and background papers on developing and enforcing regulations; the evolution of the Uruguay round; and regulation in the agriculture sector.
This publication shows how 8 countries are shifting the role of the public sector toward more effective support of the private sector.