Our Thinking

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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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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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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2015 Election Policy Platform Comparison

As we enter the final two weeks of one of the longest election campaigns in Canadian history, the battle for the progressive vote appears to be consolidating around the Liberal Party of Canada.  There will be much ink spilled after the election as to why this happened. 

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