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Latest news and updates on the important work the Institute on Governance is doing with our partners and clients, in Canada and around the world, to advance better governance in the public interest.

Lobster, Conflict and the Canadian Way 

November 25, 2020

Allister Surette has been named federal special representative with a mandate to ease tensions in the Nova Scotia lobster dispute. While the reprieve from violence, arson and racism is welcome, the underlying conflict he will need to...

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Comparing Transitions

November 16, 2020

By now it is clear that the transition to a new US administration will not be normal. My condolences to those who are surprised. But what exactly is normal for US presidential transitions? And how does this compare with our own variant of...

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Election Day has moved into overtime

November 5, 2020

By Stephen Van Dine, Senior Vice-President, Public Governance---Election Day has moved into overtime. The night was long but the morning came as predicted. Thankfully, markets opened and people went on about their daily affairs taking kids...

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Election Day is when the politicians stop, while citizens and professional public servants get to work

November 3, 2020

By Stephen Van Dine, Senior Vice-President, Public Governance---Today, millions of Americans who did not exercise their franchise in advance polls or mail in ballots – get to send their message back to the politicians as to who they want...

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Driven by education

October 29, 2020

By Rhonda Moore, Practice Lead, Science and Innovation---Shingai Manjengwa is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fireside Analytics Inc., a data science education solutions company that develops customized programs that teach...

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Democracy, autonomy, clean energy

October 28, 2020

By Rhonda Moore, Practice Lead, Science and Innovation --- Kim Scott is founder and principal investigator of Kishk Anaquot Health Research (KAHR), an independent Indigenous owned and operated consulting firm specializing in strategic...

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