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OPEN CITIES INDEX 2015 REPORT

Feb 2016 | THE FEBRUARY ISSUE
Open government is quickly becoming a strategic priority of municipalities across North America as the public’s expectation grows for greater transparency and accountability in the public sector. Open data is one central pillar of any open government strategy, but for most municipalities, it remains the most challenging to address.
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FEDERAL ELECTION PRIMER 2015

Oct 2015 | Financial Affairs
NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CANADA LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA GREEN PARTY OF CANADA   Note: Conservative Party of Canada declined to participate     FEDERAL ELECTION PRIMER      
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Public Sector IT Trends

Aug 2015 | THE AUGUST ISSUE
PSD in conversation with  Chris White, Cisco Christine Swenor, City of Burlington Connie McCutcheon, Niagara Region   
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SURREY, BC: THE FUTURE LIVES HERE

Mar 2015 | THE MARCH ISSUE
On an annual basis, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) releases its list of the world’s most “Intelligent Communities”. In order to be selected for this list, communities must excel in specific critical areas including: broadband connectivity, knowledge workforce, innovation, digital inclusion, marketing, and advocacy.
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CASE STUDY: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY’S CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Dec 2014 | THE DECEMBER ISSUE
Prince Edward County is a single tier municipality located on Lake Ontario between Toronto and Ottawa. A community of 25,000, “The County” as it’s affectionately referred to, is a community of contrast and character.
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BRIEFING: WATER CRISIS IN DETROIT

Sep 2014 | THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Detroit was once a flourishing economic force, the envy of the world. In 1950 Detroit’s population was 1.8 million, and the city was the hub of the North American automobile manufacturing sector. In the decades following, Detroit began to decline in manufacturing competitiveness.
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ADVOCACY, LEADERSHIP, AND CONTROVERSY AT TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH

Mar 2013 | THE MARCH ISSUE
The vision statement of Toronto Public Health, “Making Toronto the Healthiest City Possible”, speaks to the advocacy role of an organization responsible for delivering vital health services to the residents of Canada’s largest city. At the helm of the agency is Dr. David McKeown, the city’s medical officer of health and a strong advocate for overcoming health inequalities in Toronto.
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CRAFTING A PLAN FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN ALBERTA

Apr 2012 | THE APRIL 2012 ISSUE
Recent polls indicate that the governing Progressive Conservatives, the party that has run the province of Alberta since 1971, might be overthrown by the Wildrose Party in the provincial election later this month. Alberta’s economy is doing relatively well with the province’s employment growth of 3.1 percent in March being the highest among the provinces for the previous 12-month period.
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