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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.

Artificial Intelligence is Crucial to the Future of Public Administration

October 3, 2018

Last week, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto released a report suggesting that the government of Canada, particularly Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had been reckless in its piecemeal adoption of artificial...

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Feedback on the Direction for a New Digital Policy

October 2, 2018

On September 11, 2018 Institute on Governance Research Director Matt Jackson provided feedback to the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the direction for a new Digital Policy as part of the second phase of the public consultation....

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Canada is #1 in Open Data!

September 25, 2018

Last week, President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison announced in the House of Commons that the Government of Canada has recently been ranked #1 in the world for its efforts to promote open data. This is up from its #2 ranking in 2017....

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The IOG's First Ever "Policy Crunch"

September 13, 2018

This year the IOG launched its first-ever speaker series on the subject of Disruptive Innovation and Public Policy in the Digital Age, which we call the “Policy Crunch” for short. This series focuses on the overarching question of how...

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Do Governments have a Program Management Problem?

August 24, 2018

According to the World Economic Forum the principal challenge of governments in the 21stCentury is the challenge to remain relevant. This observation comes at a time when constant change defines the lives of citizens, businesses and...

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Canada’s Model Policy on Scientific Integrity – A Major Step Forward for Open Government and Evidence-based Policy-making

August 7, 2018

The government’s recently announced Model Policy on Scientific Integrity highlights the stark difference in approach between the Trudeau government’s approach to government science and that of its predecessor. This announcement, consistent...

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