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Lessons learned in the design of public sector organizations

We recently conducted a survey of over 20 senior public sector leaders in order to learn from their experience in the design of public sector organizations. More specifically, their successes and challenges and to see if there are common themes that may be informative to other leaders as they

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Ontario Fall Economic Statement provides details, raises questions

The Ontario government this afternoon delivered its Fall Economic Statement, which provided an update on the province’s economic growth and the status of its commitment to eliminate the provincial deficit by 2017-18. Although it has revised the province’s economic growth projections downward from earlier this year, the

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Federal Liberal government provides economic update; Completes first 30 days

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has released his “Update of Economical and Fiscal Projections 2015,” which builds on the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s downgraded economic forecast. The federal government maintains that the Canadian economic outlook is likely to result in a deficit of over $3 billion deficit by year’s

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Should boards have a role in the design of an organization?

Some would say “absolutely not”; it’s their role to guide, direct and hold senior management accountable. Others would say “absolutely” since the design of an organization is critical to strategy execution. There is not necessarily a right answer. The degree of Board engagement and their role in

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PM Trudeau’s cabinet must juggle competing expectations, observers say

StrategyCorp’s John Duffy joins CBC’s The Current to discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s historic new cabinet and what lies ahead for this new group of decision-makers in Ottawa. Listen to the interview here >>

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s New Cabinet

Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, was sworn in this morning along with a cabinet that is the most diverse in the country’s history.  The new Prime Minister’s choice to select a cabinet that reflects the youthful group of Liberal MPs elected on October

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The impact of megatrends on Ontario’s future infrastructure

Infrastructure is an important topic across Canada boosted by a hotly contested federal election campaign, the Ontario government’s commitment to invest $130-billion in infrastructure over 10-years and the municipal sector’s demand for access to more funding sources to pay for roads, bridges, transit and other infrastructure. When

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Election 2015: What Does it all Mean?

Moderated by Paul Wells from Maclean’s Magazine and co-sponsored by Concordia’s Workshops on Social Science Research (WSSR) and the Department of Political Science, this post-election panel will draw on the expertise of a variety of prominent pundits and seasoned specialists of Canadian politics. Watch the video here

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What to expect from Canada’s new Liberal majority government

Tonight’s election rings down the curtain on 10 years of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, and the advent of a Liberal majority government under Justin Trudeau. The Liberals’ two challenges To govern successfully, Trudeau and his team will face two defining challenges: scope and pace. First, the scale.

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Election 2015: Quebec rises again

How the province has dominated this federal election campaign, in ways both historic and unexpected John Duffy “You have to understand,” the federal strategist told me in the spring of 2013, “that this whole thing is a massive Quebec play.” Campaign 2015’s fundamental story is the re-emergence

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