Story Behind the Open Government Tour mandala

A number of people have reached out to me asking how the mandala became the unofficial logo for The Open Government Tour . Today, I will share that story. I encouraged #OGT14 City Champions to embrace their creative/artistic side; to take chances; to explore areas that have never been explored before; and more importantly, to have fun. That was...

A season to fear

If you ask any municipal Chief Administrative Office (CAO) across Canada what period of time they least look forward to, they would in an instant reply, “Immediately following the next election.”...

Moving from buzzwords to action

In Renewal On November 10, 2014 0 820 0

Since joining the federal government just over two years ago, there are three words I’ve heard countless times: community, collaboration, and innovation....