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The ‘so what’ of governance

June 22, 2020

In recent weeks the IOG has become increasingly outspoken on issues of governance in Canada. What is governance and why are we so vocal about it? In a nutshell, governance is the system of rules we give ourselves to make decisions that...

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The Expulsion of Jagmeet Singh from Parliament

June 19, 2020

“Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the Cabinet are asses. Half the Cabinet are not asses.” -Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) Few parliamentarians of his day or ours could boast the verbal gifts of Benjamin Disraeli. But even had...

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From Ideas to Policy – The Role of the Public Service

June 17, 2020

Canadian politicians are not on the whole a philosophical lot. You'll seldom hear the words of Burke or Mill or (yikes) Marx tossed around the House of Commons. There are a few aficionados of Ayn Rand but they don’t drop her name much....

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What's in a Name? Is it time to rename Dundas Street in Toronto?

June 16, 2020

On 5 June, Mayor Muriel Bowser (District of Columbia) renamed a portion of Lafayette Square Black Lives Matter Plaza. The new plaza name is emblazoned in yellow paint that can be seen from outer space. Renaming the plaza is part of a...

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Leading Through COVID-19 with James Baxter: Communications in a Crisis

June 15, 2020

On June 4th, for IOG's live webcast, Leading Through COVID-19 #leadingthroughC19, IOG President Toby Fyfe interviewed former Founding Editor and Publisher of iPolitics, James Baxter. Baxter, a career journalist who is currently working as...

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Event Recap - Policy Crunch June 2, 2020: Energy Transition: Does a Sweet Spot Exist?

June 11, 2020

In the June 2, 2020 Policy Crunch, panelists Serge Dupont, Monica Gattinger and Scott Vaughn each agreed that a sweet spot does indeed exist; namely, that Canada’s energy industry can be both successful and Canada can advance its...

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