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Why some government workers might need emergency cheques on payday

Some public servants will have to request their departments for emergency cheques if they find that their payroll is delayed or if they are not being paid the proper amount. The head of Public Services and Procurement Canada said government employees will have to resort to this procedure because of a faulty payroll system....

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Copyright owners have struggled to protect their intellectual property since the dawn of the Internet. New services have evolved to help businesses monitor and react to unauthorized use of their trademarks, text, videos, music, and images. Every company should actively monitor for infringement, even if only with a search engine. But there is a larger...

Abu Sayyaf hostages

RCMP to investigate Ridsdel murder in the Philippines?

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is poised to launch an investigation into the murder of Canadian tourist John Ridsdel, who was beheaded by terrorists in the Philippines this week. The Islamist militant group called Abu Sayaff, was earlier demanding US$21 million each for the release of Ridsdel, another Canadian and two other people who...

Patrice Dutil covers the May Issue, & we interview Tony Battista CEO of the CDA Institute

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    In this week’s episode, Editor of Canadian Government Executive Magazine, Patrice Dutil, covers some of the highlights from the May 2016 CGE issue. Publisher John Jones also interviews Tony Battista, CEO of the Canadian Defence Association Institute about the upcoming Vimy Ridge celebrations being held at CFB Borden....

Abu Sayyaf

Canada does not pay ransom to terrorists – Trudeau

The murder of a Canadian citizen abroad and the uncertainty of another still being held hostage by Islamist militants in the Philippines is putting to test the resolve of Canada’s new prime minister and his cabinet. Prime Minister Justine Trudeau on Tuesday, expressed outrage over the beheading of a Canadian citizen held hostage by terrorists...

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Ex immigration and refugee board director to head federal retirees association

Canada’s largest organization advocating for retirees from federal, police and military services has appointed a former top official of the Immigration and Refugee Board as its new chief executive officer....

The Leader’s Bookshelf – Leadership BS By Jeffrey Pfeffer

Leadership BS By Jeffrey Pfeffer Harper Business, 259 pages, $36.99 If you think that much of what you read and hear from leadership gurus is BS, you have a supporter in Jeffrey Pfeffer. At first glance he’s an unlikely backer since he’s a leadership guru himself. But he’s a professor of organizational behaviour at the...

ImmunizeCA

$3.5-M immunization mobile app project to include services for newcomers, refugees

The government is spending $3.5 million to improve an existing immunization mobile app so that services for new immigrants and refugees can be added to the tool. ImmunizeCA was launched back in 2014 to help people store and manage the vaccination records, and now a collaborative project led by researchers from the Ottawa Hospital with the...

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IoT projects face long delays: Gartner

Here’s some bad news for organizations contemplating projects that have something to do with the Internet of Things. Research firm Gartner, predicts that by 2020 more than half of major new business process and systems will incorporate some element of IoT. However, despite the growing prevalence of connected systems in the private and public sectors, Gartner...

Opportunity Lost? Assessing the Performance Information of the CRA, CFIA and Parks Canada

It almost goes without saying that good governance requires fair and reliable performance reporting by public sector entities. Several OECD nations have developed performance reporting principles, while the Canadian government has called for concise, credible, reliable and balanced information. However, as Colin Talbot, a noted expert on performance has pointed out, these principles tend to...