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Thoughts on Canadian Democracy following New Zealand Elections

October 26, 2020

By Gaafar Sadek, Executive Director, Public Sector Reform Initiative--In the current state of uncertainty and complexity in democracies around the world, events such as the recent elections in New Zealand become opportunities to explore...

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SFT - Science & Innovation

September 24, 2020

By Rhonda Moore, Practice Lead, Science and InnovationSometimes what is said is just as important as what is not said. In the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd government, the word science only appears twice and...

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SFT - Digital Governance

September 24, 2020

By Ryan Androsoff, Director of Digital Governance, IOGThe Speech from the Throne was quite interesting from the perspective of what it revealed about the federal government’s evolving “digital agenda” – something that has become more...

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SFT - Need and Desire May Not Be Enough

September 24, 2020

By Brad Graham, Vice-President, TorontoThe Speech from the Throne announced the Government’s desire to establish national standards for long-term care, expand community care, and included a recommitment to national pharmacare. While these...

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SFT - Democratic Institutions

September 24, 2020

By Gaafar Sadek, Executive Director, Public Sector Reform InitiativeIn its Speech from the Throne, the government presented a vision that unsurprisingly underlined the imperative to continue to meet the daily needs of Canadians as we go...

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SFTs – Role and Importance

September 24, 2020

By Karl Salgo, Executive Director, Public GovernanceThe tradition of opening a new session of Parliament, whether following prorogation or an election, with a speech by the sovereign, or in Canada’s case her representative the Governor...

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