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Addressing Canada’s Grand Challenges: IOG creates a Science and Innovation Advisory Council

January 16, 2020

Science and innovation not only touch every aspect of our daily lives, as individuals and as a society, they are necessary to address Canada’s grand challenges and to build robust and inclusive prosperity and resiliency in the 21stCentury....

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Science Policy in the 2010s: A Decade in Review

January 16, 2020

Superclusters… a Chief Science Advisor… inclusive innovation… a Scientific Integrity Policy… AI, CRISPR-cas9 and other disruptive technologies… a focus on fundamental science… evidence-based decision-making… What a difference a decade...

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AI, eh? Is the Public Service ready for Artificial Intelligence?

January 16, 2020

On December 2nd, Toby Fyfe travelled to Quebec City to deliver the keynote address to the SAS conference Bonne gouvernance, donnée et intelligence artificielle. This is the second part of his speech, adapted from the French. When we...

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Governance Resolutions for 2020

January 16, 2020

The January 2019 edition of this newsletter included four resolutions for governance in 2019, aimed principally at Her Majesty’s Government in Right of Canada, but also in some measure at citizens of said government. These were: (1) Stand...

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Ministers' Marching Orders

January 16, 2020

On December 13, 2019, the Prime Minister released ministerial mandate letters to guide Cabinet in delivering on promises the governing party made to Canadians during the 2019 federal election campaign. “The mandate letters contain dozens...

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The Trudeau 2.0 Mandate Letters: Great Expectations?

January 16, 2020

By their own assessment, the Trudeau government fulfilled 219 out of a total of 289 mandate letter commitments in their first term, or roughly 75%. Other assessments, typically stemming from non-partisan civil society initiatives such as...

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