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High Times in Canada's Government: Is the Federal Public Service Ready for Casual Cannabis Use?

November 1, 2018

It’s 10 am in front of Health Canada’s Brooke Claxton Building and on this fall morning a dozen department staff are enjoying the sunshine as part of their daily cigarette break. To casual observers this would be a typical daily ritual,...

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SDG Framework Presented at Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

October 31, 2018

On October 23, The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) were invited to present to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples regarding the Committee's study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations,...

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Canada - Iraq : Building the Future Together a great success at the IOG

October 18, 2018

On October 17, the event entitled “Canada-Iraq: Building the Future Together” was hosted by the Institute on Governance with the collaboration of the Iraqi Ambassador to Canada. The event was to celebrate the support the Government of...

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Today we celebrate Persons Day - But there is still a need to keep pushing for the full and equitable participation of women in all elements of society – including governance

October 18, 2018

On October 18, 1929 Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, and Henrietta Muir Edwards, known as the Famous Five – saw women recognized as “persons” under the law. In recognition of their efforts and achievement, each...

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Kavanaugh Appointment Spells Trouble for Governance

October 17, 2018

The confirmation process by the US Senate for Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court mesmerized the nation. The televised hearings dispelled any notion that the Senate was dispassionately assessing the candidate to ensure he...

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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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