Publications

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.

Digital Governance: Rethinking the Role of Government in an Era of Disruption

April 16, 2016

Power & Influence, Spring 2016, pp. 66-68. “Rather than burying their heads in the sand, governments should seize the opportunity to provide the leadership that the digital revolution requires.” Governments must recognize that their...

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Westminster Meets Digital: Are We Up to the Challenge?

April 1, 2016

Policy: Canadian Politics and Policy, March-April 2016, pp. 24-25 In Canada as elsewhere, governments are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of social and cultural change – especially change associated with the rise of digital...

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So how are those ‘sunny ways’ working out so far?

April 1, 2016

While the pundits have mostly completed their prognostications regarding the new government’s fortunes in the year ahead, in the area of public governance many challenges still lie in wait for the Trudeau Liberals that could have an impact...

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Harper’s bid to stack the public service should be blocked — no exceptions

April 1, 2016

iPolitics recently revealed that the outgoing Harper government made 49 future appointments averaging 81 days between the time of the election and the time the appointment was scheduled to go into effect. While a review of past...

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Canadians say they want electoral reform. Do they?

April 1, 2016

Friday’s throne speech was brief by recent standards, but there was still plenty of substance to mull over — not least the priority it gave to democratic reform. If the importance of democratic reform wasn’t already clear enough from the...

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Ministers of State are cabinet ministers — if the PM wants them to be

April 1, 2016

After a review of the Orders in Council published in the aftermath of the swearing-in of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet, some commentators discovered that, in fact, some ministers had been appointed as Ministers of State and...

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