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Fed’s chief information officer steps down, says new CIO should aim for ‘quick, small’ wins in government reform

News|By Mike Lapointe
Alex Benay says digital has changed everything and is going to continue changing everything—'so why wouldn’t it change the civil service role as well?'
News|By Mike Lapointe
Environmental expert Ian Bruce hopes the critical role of land use in combatting climate change is 'something that all governments in Canada will take seriously—especially the new federal government.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
With the Conservatives now banking on a five-year balanced budget plan, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says campaigning on modest deficits 'may be the new normal.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
A senior government climatologist says 'everything seems out of the ordinary with the North,' while the Green Party leader says she thinks Canadians want a leader who recognizes 'we've entered the era of consequences.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
An accord signed by the federal justice minister and the chief justice of the Supreme Court ‘enhances our collective understanding of judicial independence,’ says the court's executive legal officer.
The NDP’s defence critic says he ‘believes it’s possible' for the winning jets to be built at home, but one expert says the government risks picking a ‘sub-optimal’ plane if it goes for a cheaper, made-in-Canada option.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The independent journalism panel has recommended the CRA take the lead on deciding which organizations should benefit from the government's media bailout fund.
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Conservative MP Peter Kent calls the The National's four host configuration 'a messy format,' while NDP MP Peter Julian says the four hosts have been effective in 'putting forward often very courageous positions.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
A House Government Operations and Estimates Committee report highlights a lack of tools and services available to military members and veterans to help them navigate the federal public service hiring process.
News|By Mike Lapointe
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
The provincial NDP critic says inquiry is 'only going to increase opposition to energy development in Alberta,' with one expert calling it attempt to put a 'chill' on activism in Canada.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The president of the Canadian Association of Journalists called the voluntary buyouts at The Globe ‘the canary in the coal mines’ within the Canadian journalism industry.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Public service transition planning now starts 'well in advance of elections', says David Zussman.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers calls the recent Global Energy Monitor report 'misleading', and says Canada has the 'strongest environmental performance' among LNG-producing nations.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The new reality of Canada’s online political advertising landscape has taken shape, as rules surrounding ad transparency measures have kicked in with the beginning of the ‘pre-writ’ period on June 30.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Union reps attribute rise in approved mental health disability claims to the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system, as well as changes in workplace culture that have reduced the stigma around mental health reporting.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Critics say it's unclear how the definition of Islamophobia within the report will inform law enforcement, while the report's definition of anti-Semitism comes with a 'fraught history.'
News|By Mike Lapointe
ACFO president Dany Richard attributed the agreement to the Trudeau government’s focus on gender equality and pay equity.
News|By Mike Lapointe
In his foreign policy speech in May, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the level of political involvement in military procurement was to Canada’s ‘detriment.’
News|By Mike Lapointe
The question of the night at the panel on race and politics: what happens to democracy when people in power don’t reflect the people they represent?
News|By Mike Lapointe
‘All we ever wanted out of this was a working pay system, and if it's working pay system(s), we’re OK with that, too,’ says PIPSC president Debi Daviau.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Democratic institutions critic calls period prior to pre-writ ‘open season,’ with both politicians and academics saying they expect more political advertising during sporting events.
Feature|By Mike Lapointe
The Prime Minister opened up his backyard for one last shindig before politicians and journalists gear up for what's going to be a busy summer.
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The Canadian Association of Journalists only agreed to come onboard following the government’s agreement to waive confidentiality agreement requirements for panel members.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The $2.6-billion contract will help reduce emissions by 60 per cent, says Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, but PSAC is concerned with public-private partnerships they say 'regularly fail.'

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