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Clerk’s Remarks at the 2018 Policy Community Conference

| Privy Council Office | speeches

There are lots of conversations about what we should do, what kinds of programs, policies, regulations are needed to deal with any particular challenge or responsibility. What is less talked about is how to go about it, how to go about the processes of policy development, engagement, formulation, decision-making and implementation. It is a challenge for all fields of public policy.

Clerk’s Remarks at the Canada Beyond 150 Conference

| Privy Council Office | speeches

Canada 150 gave us a chance to reflect on the road we have been on for 150 years while at the same time, it gave us a chance to think about the road that lies ahead for the next 150 years.

Remarks at TechGov Leadership Forum

| Privy Council Office | speeches

In my career in the Public Service, we have seen a lot of technological change including the arrival of the first word processors, the first cell phones, the first fax machines, the first internet, as well as cyber-attacks, smart phones, and social networks.

Holiday Message to Public Servants

| Privy Council Office | statements

As 2017 comes to an end, we would like to acknowledge the significant efforts each of you made in advancing the government’s agenda and serving Canadians.

Remarks at the National Managers' Community Learning Session

| Privy Council Office | speeches

There is no quiet part in the public service. The fact that anybody takes a bit of their time, energy and commitment, and spends it on making their workplace a little bit better, is a great service to the rest of us.

Remarks at the Community of Federal Regulators Conference

| Privy Council Office | speeches

The public service is a diverse institution and offers many career opportunities. Within the public service, we have strong networks of people from various spheres of work: communications, science, IT and data, legal and so forth. It is tremendously helpful, not just to you, but to the public service, that people who do regulatory work, do it together.

Clerk’s Opening Remarks to a meeting of the Cohort XI - Public Sector Leadership and Governance Program

| Privy Council Office | speeches

Canada operates within the Westminster software of governance, which has evolved for over seven or eight centuries. This governance software includes the basic principles of the Crown’s powers, the Crown’s taking advice from the Executive, and the Executive being responsible and answerable to Parliament. Over time, this system has turned out to be quite adaptive.

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