Trampling the Turf: Enhancing Collaboration in the Public Service in Canada

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This paper analyzes the lack of cooperation and collaboration among government departments and between jurisdictions, identifies contributing factors to the culture of competitive behaviour and outlines over 30 recommendations directed to line departments and to the centre.

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Institute on Governance

Institute on Governance

Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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