Immigration 2.0: What Role Will Cities Play?

Canada’s international reputation for welcoming and integrating newcomers is unparalleled. At a time when much of the world seems intent on pulling itself apart over disputes around immigration and placing formidable barriers in the path of newcomers, Canada is raising its immigration levels. In November 2017, Ahmed D. Hussen, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and...

Government can send immigrants to rural areas. But can it make them stay?

In the three years to 2020, Canada will welcome almost a million new immigrants. Hundreds of thousands will settle in cosmopolitan cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where nearly half the population is foreign-born. But other parts of the country want a slice of the action — and federal immigration policy is trying to help them get...

Mining embodies progress

Mining embodies progress. Mining provides civilization with the materials required for the construction of indispensable items such as buildings, cell phones, electric cars, and other common luxuries of life in the 21st century. If you can’t grow it, you have to mine it. Since mining is the principal economic driver for Canada’s North, it’s important...

How to help a new professional increase their chances of scoring a permanent government position

Have you ever had a stellar employee on your team, but were unable to turn their contract into a permanent position because someone returned from their secondment, or because their position opened up to competition? Perhaps you have been in a similar situation at some point in your career, and you might be able to...

Ethics Rules: Confusion and taking responsibility with Lori Turnbull

On today’s show, J. Richard Jones sits down for a chat about Ethics Rules and their ramifications with Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. Accountability and responsibility is a shared responsibility in political ethics. One that trickles down from the top and requires continual updating. Lori joined the...

Engaging Citizens: May/June 2018 issue

We are excited to share with you the May/June issue of Canadian Government Executive. In this issue, we have an interview with Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission of Canada. Other stories in this issue: Innovations in Public Engagement Being Canadian: Quebec’s Dialogue with the Rest of Canada Engaging on Engagement From Policy...

Leadership in Satellite Communications

In this episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Brent Perrott, President of Hunter Communications. They discuss the recent contract awarded to Hunter Communications by CBC radio to provide Satellite Space Segment Services and their recipe for success, how technology is tackling the challenges of satellite communications and the future of satellite communications....

Skills Development and Digital Literacy

As the world grows more digital – and increasingly mobile – workforce development inside of government and digital literacy across all of society are interrelated challenges facing all countries. Government’s threefold task is to: first, nurture new skill sets for its own employee base (comprising multiple and distinct demographic segments); second, innovate and incentivize the...

Evaluating Innovation in Practice: A GP for Me

Throughout Canada, healthcare systems are challenged by population growth, aging, and physician retirement and relocation. These, among other factors, have added demands to and limited the capacity of the healthcare system. Such challenges require a combination of initiatives, including community-driven efforts to first understand and then respond to local and regional needs. In British Columbia,...

Half a billion children are left behind by UN development goals, study finds

Over half a billion children live in countries that are falling significantly short of globally agreed goals on health, education and violence. The first report into the Sustainable Development Goals, published by UNICEF, estimates that on average an extra 800,000 children under five will die every year between now and 2030 if targets are not met....