There is no doubt that there are significant differences between the public and private sectors…and not only in purchasing. Private industry works to survive.... more
A deafening drumbeat whipped an already fevered crowd into a roar as Thomas Mulcair strode upon the stage like a conquering general, surveying the orange-clad... more
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In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important.  Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work... more
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Department of Justice Canada B.C. Regional Office 900 – 840 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S9 Attention: Mr. Jan Brongers, Senior General Counsel Mr. Oliver... more
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In the video clip below David Chernushenko, Ottawa City Councillor and Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, discuss how elected officials can engage... more
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Bob Dixson
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Greensburg Kansas
There is less difference between public sector procurement and private industry procurement than most people think. Not only have I have worked in both private... more
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Last week, I wrote that the Munk School of Global Affairs received $9 million in federal research grants, and hinted about a possible  conflict of interest... more
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Some recent commentary about advertising by third party interest groups (or “PACs”)) has been inaccurate and/or has included undemocratic or incomplete... more
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NDP
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How Ottawa budgets The City of Ottawa has recently made efforts to make municipal budgeting somewhat less mysterious.  On June 24, 2015, the City Treasurer... more
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Mayor Jim Watson
Ottawa
On July 16, members of Kelowna-Lake Country’s Green Party voted to nominate Gary Adams as their candidate.  As the “cooperation” candidate, he stepped down... more
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Kelowna-Lake Country
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Stephen Fuhr
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Liberal Party of Canada
Canada
As the debates over the debates has raged on over the past several months, one thing is becoming increasingly clear.  Journalists in Canada seem to be throwing... more
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Federal Elections 2015
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Canada
Ottawa123, in partnership with City for all Women Initiative (CAWI) and th Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa, is welcoming all... more
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We’ve just completed a major, in depth survey among 1,000 residents of Alberta.  The second tranche of results is described here, and more of the data will be... more
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Alberta provincial politics
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Alberta Election 2015
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Alberta
Canada
Dear Senators, Stop Bill C-51! It is ridiculous that there is even a chance this could go through. I am outraged at what Harper is doing and if it continues I... more
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spying
Anti-Terrorism
Terrorism
Canadian Senate
Stephen Harper
Conservative Party of Canada
Canadian government policy
privacy
CSIS
Canada
On Sunday, July 5th, in Toronto, thousands will crowd the streets to carry the message to leaders meeting for the Climate Summit of the Americas from July 7-9... more
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As the debates over the debates has raged on over the past several months, one thing is becoming increasingly clear.  Journalists in Canada seem to be throwing... more
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Corrupt canadian media
Media Consortium
Federal Elections 2015
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Liberal Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
Canada
There is less difference between public sector procurement and private industry procurement than most people think. Not only have I have worked in both private... more
Public Sector Procurement
procurement
Alan Cutler
Business
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cse
surveillance
spying
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
c-51
The Senate has moved the final vote on the controversial anti-terror bill to Tuesday at 5:30pm EST. Coincidentally that will be hours after the Auditor General... more
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NDP
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There is no doubt that there are significant differences between the public and private sectors…and not only in purchasing. Private industry works to survive.... more
On May 30th, 2015, special events will be held simultaneously in various cities across the US and Canada in support of animal rights. These events include an... more
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Animal welfare
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Parliament Hill
Canada
Likely 1,600 lobbyists have violated Lobbying Act or Lobbyists’ Code since 2007 but only one has been found guilty of violating Act (with two others currently... more
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Jim Watson
Ottawa City Hall
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Ottawa

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Today’s the big day: we’re launching our positive, pro-privacy action plan, packed with ideas from thousands of Canadians about how to roll back Bill C-51, end... more
privacy
spying
surveillance
c-51
charter
We’ve just completed a major, in depth survey among 1,000 residents of Alberta.  The second tranche of results is described here, and more of the data will be... more
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Alberta Election 2015
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Alberta
Canada
It's done! Conservative and Liberal MPs joined forces to pass Bill C-51, the so called anti-Terrorism Act. New Democrats worked hard to amend C-51, and... more
 
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May 11, 2015
Bill C-51
NDP
Tom Mulcair
Stephen Harper
Conservative Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party of Canada
spying
privacy
CSIS
Terrorism
Canadian government policy
Canada
Mr. Speaker, I want to begin, of course, by thanking all parties in this place and all members. If even one voice had said no, I would not have had this... more
Bill C-51
Green Party
Elizabeth May
Anti-Terrorism
Terrorism
Anti-terrorism act
privacy
Conservative Party of Canada
Stephen Harper
Canadian Government
Canada