CCH iFirm Tax speeds up online tax preparation

What would it mean for tax professionals to boost their tax preparation time by 75 per cent? Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting , a provider of software and tax expertise, has recently rolled out the CCH iFirm Tax software, its cloud-based software specially designed for accountants, bookkeepers, and tax professionals. What caught the attention of some of its early users...

Schneider Electric helping Port of Montreal cut 2,800 tons of greenhouse gasses

Ships docked in a harbour may not be going anywhere; however, they are very likely emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gasses and polluting the air and water around them. A new program involving the Port of Montreal and Schneider Electric Canada aims to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by connecting ships at the new Alexandra Pier to the power grid to...

You can help shape the agenda for TechGov 2017

We are pleased to provide you with an opportunity to help us shape the agenda for this year’s TechGov Forum, taking place on November 7 and 8, in Ottawa. This forum is being produced by Canadian Government Executive media and will bring together 500 senior public sector executives, senior IT executives and private sector executives...

Public servants can foster innovation

Innovation is vital in every sector; public service is no exception. To get there though, innovation must be fostered by public servants playing a more powerful role as information providers, according to Don Drummond, a former Associate Deputy Minister. In speaking with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Drummond said the keys to support innovation...

Tech Advocacy Strengthened through Smart Events: CGE & CATAAlliance Join Forces

Canadian Government Executive Media (CGE) and CATAAlliance , Canada’s one voice for innovation lobby group, announced today that they will be teaming up to cross promote events and to further serve the government relations needs and interests of Canada’s technology community. “This collaborative move benefits both the readership of Canadian Government Executive as well as the...

The balance between customer experience and security when implementing e-signatures

Canadian government agencies and departments are modernizing the way they do business with staff, suppliers, and citizens. Going digital – eliminating paper-based processes – is an important strategy towards improving costs, accountability, security, efficiency, and productivity. For this reason, government employees and military personnel have been using electronic signatures to sign forms, task orders, requisitions...

Interview with Dr. Robert Taylor, CEO of IPAC

In this episode of CGE Radio, George Ross, Editor-in-Chief of CGE talks with Dr. Robert Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Hear more about the 69th annual IPAC Conference that will take place on August 20-23 in P.E.I and national developments at IPAC. Thanks for listening....

What would you like to see in CGE?

For over 20 years, Canadian Government Executive (CGE) has been a staple in government offices from coast to coast to coast. CGE has been coming into our places of work, has been a travel companion and indeed has adorned our waiting rooms. But beyond that, CGE has been an important way for us to stay...

Interview with Sir Simon Gass, Project Director, InCiSE Index

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief of CGE, George Ross talks with Sir Simon Gass, Project Director for the International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index. For the first time, the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School and the UK’s Institute for Government have teamed up to rank the effectiveness of the 31 Civil Services from around the world....

Health care in Canada

The health care system in Canada, known as Medicare, is publicly funded. Health care services are available to all Canadian residents. The roles and responsibilities for these services are shared between provincial and territorial governments and the federal government. In this Dashboard, you will find statistics on: Ranking of the provincial health care systems Which...