Weekly Roundup – September 13th

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! We produced a lot of content this week, so if you missed any of it, have no fear. We’ve got them all listed here for you: Our columnist David Zussman talks about the need for Senate reform . Associate editor Chris Thatcher talks to Rear-Admiral Patrick Finn about the changing role of the Material Group at the Department of National Defence . Editor-in-chief Toby Fyfe speaks with Deputy Minister Robert...

How to say No (nicely)

No. The word jars us. Just two letters, but it makes us decidedly uncomfortable. In the workplace, Yes is the golden word, the winning word, the expected word that garners plaudits....

What’s in a year’s worth of experience?

How often have you seen buyers use years or months as a measure of experience – “…at least three years’ experience in the last five years” – or by awarding points based on time? It makes little sense....

GTEC 2013 Distinction Awards

Last night, we attended the welcoming reception for honourees of the GTEC Distinction Awards at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Three-hundred public servants attended; of those 300, 220 were honourees. A total of 39 teams and three individuals were chosen to receive an award. Corinne Charette, CIO, was there to deliver a speech congratulating everyone on...

Is Ontario ripe for a new industrial policy?

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Industrial policy is something that has often been criticized throughout the years – how can government effectively help businesses contribute to a growing economy?...