Canada's Public Service in the 21st Century: Discussion Paper


This paper was written as a primer for a cross-country discussion regarding “Canada’s Public Service in the 21st Century”. It provides some facts and figures about today’s public service and looks at key societal trends that will have an impact on the work of government over the coming years. It then presents a picture of what an ideal public service might look like and talks about some of the key challenges and questions in moving ahead.