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Mar 07, 2019

Come federal budget time, spare a thought for Canada’s unprincipled transfers

March 7, 2019

The federal government will issue its 2019 budget on March 19th. As always, the majority of federal spending will come in the form of transfer payments to Canada’s provinces and citizens. And the question of the fairness of these transfers is bound to arise. Read More

Mar 04, 2019

Creating a Positive Sharing Economy: Lessons from Amsterdam and Seoul

March 4, 2019

Just under a year ago, car-sharing service Car2Go suspended operations in Toronto, frustrating the 80,000 Torontonians who used the service. The company blamed its departure on the city’s parking regulations, which it says are too restrictive for its “free-floating” car-share model. Read More

Jan 22, 2019

The horizontal collaboration toolkit

January 22, 2019

In an era when the most significant challenges facing many governments, such as climate change and homelessness, require coordinated responses from multiple departments, the ability to coordinate across organizational boundaries is critical to success. Read More

Dec 13, 2018

Healthy Data: Key Takeaways

December 13, 2018

Our health data is going digital. But what if it goes viral? Read More

Dec 11, 2018

Abandoning Silos: Key Takeaways

December 11, 2018

The big and increasingly complex problems faced by governments around the world do not fit neatly into the internal structures by which governments have divided and organized themselves. As a result, many governments are struggling to respond effectively.
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Dec 06, 2018

I read the Terms of Service, so that you don’t have to

December 6, 2018

Whenever I open my computer these days, another website wants me to agree to their new terms of service agreement (TOS). Blame it on the European Union (EU), specifically its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a law that came into force in May that tightens privacy protections.
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Nov 26, 2018

The role of procurement in ending long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities

November 26, 2018

Access to safe drinking water was recognized by the United Nations General Assembly as an essential human right in 2010. Nonetheless, at least 66 First Nations communities across Canada remain without safe drinking water, a situation that has lasted, in some cases, for as long as two decades. Read More

Sep 27, 2018

Peering Into The Future: Key Takeaways

September 27, 2018

Many capable leaders serve on non-profit boards. They are aided by a voluminous literature and many training opportunities on effective governance, and by numerous efforts to define effective governance models, functions and frameworks. Read More

Sep 06, 2018

Prescribing Federalism: Key Takeaways

September 6, 2018

The federal government is deciding how to proceed on national pharmacare. Whatever path it chooses, federal action on pharmacare will need to carefully consider its interactions with an existing landscape of provincial programs. Read More