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Trust in Government

January 28, 2021

The world is looking for new directions from US President Biden, hoping – among other things – that the credibility and trust in the US as the beacon of democracy in the world is restored. To begin with, he will need to build trust in...

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Unity and trust through crisis management: Biden’s first 100 days in office

January 28, 2021

In his first day on the job, President Biden signed 17 executive orders to advance his agenda, including rejoining the Paris Agreement and the World Health Organization, lifting the restrictions on immigration from Muslim-majority...

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Biden’s First 100 Days – The Science File

January 28, 2021

By: Jeff Kinder, Executive Director, Science & Innovation and Rhonda Moore, Practice Lead, Science & Innovation--- After the last four years of relentless “alternative facts,” evidence-free policies, and major assaults on...

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Clarity, Conviction, and Competence are Key to the First 100 Days

January 21, 2021

One cannot overstate the importance of the first 100 days for a new administration. American President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first to coin this period to chart a course for America that became “The New Deal”. Done well, a president...

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To Resign or Not to Resign

January 6, 2021

Canadians emerged from a highly sequestered holiday season to learn that many of their elected officials – a mix of federal and provincial parliamentarians, parliamentary secretaries, critics, and ministers – had for various reasons not...

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Dr. Sara Filbee joins the IOG with the Fellows Program

January 5, 2021

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Sara Filbee, Public Servant in Residence in the Dalhousie School of Public Administration, will be the first member of our newly established Fellows Program. The Fellows Programs was developed during...

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