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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.

IOG President Toby Fyfe offers words of caution for Trudeau and Scheer in the Globe and Mail

January 8, 2019

In a world of rapid change, there is a desire for leaders who can show us the way. Polls in the US show that there is a growing acceptance for the strongman who can just get the job done over pluralistic democratic concerns. And look what...

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Results and Delivery: Is it Delivering?

January 7, 2019

By: Gregory Richards, Vice-President of Business Development and Research and Elizabeth Seymour, Senior Associate We have the opportunity to speak with many public servants on the front lines of the R and D agenda. While we don’t claim...

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Project Update: Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization in Iraq

January 7, 2019

The IOG’s work in Iraq is in an ongoing and exciting new phase, where we are preparing work for phase two of the project on Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization, funded by Global Affairs Canada, while continuing to see results in the...

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New Book Announcement by IOG Executive Director, Jeff Kinder

January 7, 2019

A Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada and Its Contributions to the Science and Innovation Debate By Jeff Kinder and Paul Dufour, eds., (Ottawa: Invenire Press) The Science Council of Canada (1966-1992) was at the...

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Governance Resolutions for 2019

January 7, 2019

2019 Governance Resolutions offered by Executive Director Karl Salgo January is famously the time when we resolve to better our behavior in some way, shape, or form. However, in my observation most of our resolutions pertain to diet,...

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From the Head to the Heart: Good Coaching in the Workplace

January 7, 2019

What makes for good coaching in the workplace? I remember doing a training session with an Indigenous Elder, Mr. Phil Lane, who told me “the longest journey one will ever undertake is from the head to the heart.” These words have served as...

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