Since 2006, the Public Policy Forum has hosted the annual Gordon Osbaldeston Lecture to help examine and understand the vital role the public service plays in preserving a democratic and vibrant Canadian society. Named after one of Canada's most revered public service leaders, this prestigious lecture honours Gordon F. Osbaldeston's distinguished career by raising awareness about the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing Canada's public service.
Governance matters: How does public sector governance work?
Our 10th-anniversary celebration of the Gordon Osbaldeston Lecture featured a spirited discussion about how governance is working for Canadians.
Our panel of eminent leaders shared expert insights into how good governance in our parliamentary system matters deeply to Canada's democratic health.
Stephen Toope moderated a discussion with panellists Jim Dinning, Monique Leroux and Heather Munroe-Blum on how our system has evolved and how it's working.
This important discussion emanated from the Public Policy Forum's Governance Matters Project,which examines this pressing public issue. The report was published October 28.
Named for one of Canada's most revered public servants, this prestigious lecture honours Gordon Osbaldeston's distinguished career by highlighting how the public service helps preserve a democratic and vibrant Canadian society.