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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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Reconciliation – Ready, Set, Go. Did we forget the “ready”?

December 21, 2020

By Stephen Van Dine, Senior Vice President – Public Governance --- The fifth anniversary of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Report and its 94 calls to action to respond to the legacy of the residential...

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The Nation’s Business Doesn’t Sleep…but you need to

December 21, 2020

By Stephen Van Dine, Senior Vice President – Public Governance --- To paraphrase Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie Wall Street, “(The nation’s) business never sleeps”. Our local, provincial/territorial,...

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