Restoring Trust and Integrity in Our Institutions
George, Rick, Canadian Speeches
Improvements in transparency, participation and accountability are urged to regain trust and confidence in the public and private sector institutions that "make Canada the best place in the world to live." Speech as co-host of the Public Policy Forum 16th annual testimonial dinner, Toronto, April 10, 2003.
In 1997, the Public Policy Forum was established as a neutral venue where representatives of the public and private sectors could meet to learn and share ideas. Sixteen years later, the founding group of eight has grown to more than 150 sponsoring members, who play a key role in examining how public policy is developed in Canada.
The Public Policy Forum is unusual -- perhaps unique -- in that it does not seek to promote any specific view on policy issues. The Public Policy Forum is not focused on outcomes. Instead, it is focused on the idea that good policy -- good governance -- comes from the quality of the processes, and people, that drive policy development.
In this time of …
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Publication information: Article title: Restoring Trust and Integrity in Our Institutions. Contributors: George, Rick - Author. Magazine title: Canadian Speeches. Volume: 17. Issue: 2 Publication date: May-June 2003. Page number: 43+. © 1998 Canadian Speeches. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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