Media old and new in Toronto’s civic elections

In ICT On September 8, 2014 0 963 0

Claims of a social media transformation in politics and government are widening. Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi has been dubbed Canada’s first “social media Mayor” and, indeed, he dwarfs most every Canadian politician from any government level on Facebook and Twitter....

The Responsible Public Servant revisited

In 1990, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada published The Responsible Public Servant, a book that focused on the ethical dilemmas facing the average public servant – not just deputy ministers or city managers, but the people providing services to the public, providing policy analysis, corporate services and the like....

Unprepared for the future shocks of climate change

In CGE Blog On September 8, 2014 0 607 0

Back in the 1960s, it looked as if computers might just make forecasting easy – plug in some numbers and the forecast would come out; simple. Except that these forecasts weren’t accurate. They weren’t accurate then and they aren’t accurate today, no matter how hard meteorologists struggle to get it right. Social scientists, environmentalists, urban...