Web refresh…

June 27, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Vito Pillieci Federal government prepares biggest refresh of its web offerings ever In the web of federal government services there are about 1500 sites that interact with the public about government policies and … [Read more...]

Who owns testimony?

June 19, 2016 Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa seeks top court ruling on residential school records Who owns the testimony of those victims of the Indigenous residential schools?   The question is important for the decision of what … [Read more...]

Senate muscle…

June 16, 2016 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Physician-assisted dying bill passes Senate 64-12, sent back to House - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has already thrown cold water on a major amendment The vote in the Senate was 64-12 with one … [Read more...]

Gun laws, LGBTQ…

June 15, 2016 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson Orlando shooting renews calls for Canadian gun control - Mulcair calls on Liberals to fulfill campaign promise to repeal Bill 42 The Conservative Bill-42 allows restricted and prohibited weapons to … [Read more...]

Policy movement…

June 12, 2016 National Newswatch – Don Lenihan Policymaking as a movement: Is the public service ready for Trudeau? Lenihan recalls the discovery of how the various silos of government were linked when the digital revolution offered the … [Read more...]

Housing first…

June 6, 2016 Saskatchewan Star Phoenix – Jason Warick Romanow to lead charge on eradicating homelessness Roy Romanow, former Premier of Saskatchewan, and now senior policy fellow at the University of Saskatchewan, has accepted to be co-chair of … [Read more...]

C-14 in convention…

May 27, 2016 National Newswatch – Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Emergency resolution at Grit convention urges amendments to assisted dying bill An attempt to introduce an emergency resolution calling for amendments to the C-14 Bill on Assisted … [Read more...]

New pot wars…

May 21, 2016 Toronto Star – Betsy Powell Toronto pot outlets ordered to shutter in 3 days - The city continues to serve pot shop landlords with a three day deadline to shutter their premises Canada’s justice minister has promised the … [Read more...]

Breathalyzer…

May 5, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – Editorial (May 3, 2016) Brampton drinking and driving ruling may have wide implications A Brampton, Ontario, judge has ruled that the breathalyzers, which measure blood alcohol levels and are used by police forces … [Read more...]

Policy making…

April 27, 2016 Policy Options – Susan Delacourt How policy is being made under the new Liberal government Delacourt’s analysis looks at first impressions when the new Liberal government was in place and the evolution of a new and more … [Read more...]