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Teresa Wright’s vocals steal the show, while Pablo Rodriguez is a dancing king at gallery dinner

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One of the more sentimental moments of the night was Toronto Star columnist Chantal Hébert's acceptance of the Charles Lynch award, saying couldn’t have done it without help from other gallery members.
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When processes are 'standardized, the collective input into a payroll system becomes a lot simpler,' said Robert Conlin, SAP Canada's vice-president of the public sector.
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Meanwhile, PSAC declared a second bargaining impasse for four groups representing 90,000 of its members, and is once again heading down the strike route.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown had a heart attack in his office on May 2, 2018, dying shortly thereafter. He was 57.
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The program, which was originally conceived in the United Kingdom, is meant to boost diversity in the STEM research ranks. Canada's program will be broader in scope.
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Originally meant to streamline pay, Phoenix has left public servants overpaid, underpaid, and not paid at all since February 2016 -- and so far, the government has spent over $1.2-billion trying to fix it.
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Marta Morgan moves from heading Immigration to Foreign Affairs, while Gina Wilson, believed to be the highest-ranking female Indigenous federal public servant, is the new deputy minister at Public Safety.
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Press Gallery president Philippe-Vincent Foisy says the new south-door scrum position is working well on both sides, and that discussions with the House administration to fix access issues are ongoing.
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Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said in an emailed Q&A that her government is committed to dementia as a public health issue, which is why it launched the first ever national dementia strategy, among other initia
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Since the Liberals took power in 2015, the public service has grown from 257,034 to 273,571 people in 2018, with the biggest boost coming between 2017 and 2018.
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Some employees have no designated desks, leaving little space for personal belongings or accessibility accommodations, say critics. But the government says the change is meant to design workspaces around client departmen
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NDP MP Niki Ashton and her partner Bruce Moncur had their arms full with their one-year-old twins, Leonidas and Stephanos, winning over the hearts of anyone around them.
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By threatening to sue Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the PM has added fuel to the SNC-Lavalin fire rather than trying to stamp it out, say politicos of all stripes.
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Liberal parliamentary secretary Adam Vaughan says most of the remaining agreements are on the cusp of an announcement.
Plus, the Canadian Press and National Post are losing their top editors, CPAC launches its Democracy Project, and the Donner Canadian Foundation shortlists your next read.
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Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was expelled from the Liberal caucus April 11, had a line-up of supporters at the Daughters of the Vote welcome reception that day, although other Parliamentarians were also popular.
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The government’s new artificial intelligence directive is welcome, says tech CEO Wallace Trenholm, but there needs to be a bigger focus on how data is collected and used.
Incoming PCO clerk Ian Shugart’s resume means he will have an easy transition, say public service observers, with no impact on the bureaucracy's election transition work.
The government’s procurement process is too prescriptive, says ITAC’s Andre Leduc, making tech equipment out of date by the time it arrives.
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett were there, among hundreds of others.
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'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.
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There's been a lot of political rhetoric, but not a lot of policy analysis on the agreement, said Ms. Curran. Canada signed the UN Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in December, a move opposed by Conservat
Plus, Libby Davies has penned a political memoir, former Mulroney PMO staffer Bill Fox is recovering from a health scare, and Globe and Mail assistant editor Chris Hannay is taking on a new assignment.
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MPs and pollsters say the issue could contribute to greater voter cynicism, which could lead to lower turnout at the polls in October.
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Current PCO clerk Michael Wernick, who has been wrapped up in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, announced March 18 he would be retiring from the public service ahead of the 2019 election.
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Meanwhile, the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers filed for binding arbitration March 11 in hopes of striking its own pre-election deal.
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Advancing reconciliation was a key theme of the budget, which included money to forgive loans on comprehensive claim negotiations, to implement Jordan's Principle, and revitalize Indigenous languages.
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Amid allegations of partisanship against Michael Wernick, Prof. Donald Savoie says he could stay as DM to the PM and secretary to cabinet, but another bureaucrat may be better suited as the public service head.
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The Globe and Mail bureau chief's vast source list and eye for detail has helped him expose numerous government scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, which he broke with Steven Chase and Sean Fine.
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The Feb. 21 response to a House Public Accounts Committee report highlighting deputy minister turnover lacks deliverables and specifics, says Conservative Pat Kelly, but Liberal and NDP MPs were generally happy with it.

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