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The IOG publishes both commissioned and uncommissioned work, including opinion articles, reports, thought pieces and discussion papers, analyses on opinion research, case studies, press releases, and academic journal articles.

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Getting out of the Weeds: A High-Level Analysis of the Implications of Cannabis Legalization for the Workplace

EditorialBy Steve TomlinsOn November 6, 2018

Now that cannabis can be legally purchased and used by adults across Canada, many managers are concerned with how cannabis use may affect their workplace. This paper examines the implications of the legalization of cannabis for different...

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Civil Society and Governance in Canada: Challenges, Opportunities, & the Case for Cross-Sectoral Collaboration

By Cory CampbellOn October 19, 2018

Civil society is evolving. The rise of populism, a declining trust in governments, the changing role of (and trust in) media as a neutral, fact-based intermediary, and the impact of technologies and globalization on both organizational...

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What does the rest of Canada need to learn from Sidewalk Toronto?

EditorialBy Matt JacksonOn October 17, 2018

The Sidewalk Toronto project should serve as a wake-up call on the need for a national discussion about the impact and influence of smart city initiatives on residents. The governance of the project highlights the need for communities to...

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TBS Digital Policy Feedback

EditorialBy Matt JacksonOn October 2, 2018

On September 11, 2018 Institute on Governance Research Director Matt Jackson provided feedback to the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the direction for a new Digital Policy as part of the second phase of the public consultation....

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Adopting AI in Government : A Call for Calm

EditorialBy Mark RobbinsOn September 28, 2018

The recent study by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab paints a rather dismal picture of a government where artificial intelligence (AI) runs amuck. It specifically accuses the department for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship...

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The Evolution of Business Incubator and Accelerator Policy in Canada : A Review of CAIP

EditorialBy Mark RobbinsOn September 11, 2018

It is a common misconception that good ideas and scientific breakthroughs will achieve commercial viability all on their own. In fact, the gap between discovery research and successful commercialization is so large and perilous that it is...

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