On Wednesday, Gilles Duceppe was confirmed as the leader of the Bloc Québécois at the party’s general meeting. Mario Beaulieu, the former divisive leader who had announced a few weeks ago he would voluntarily cede party leadership to Duceppe, officially stepped down. 604 more words
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ATHENS — Greek voters have strongly rejected the stiff bailout terms offered by the European Union in Sunday’s referendum on the country’s economic future.
With nearly 90 per cent of the ballots counted, more than six voters in 10 sided with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who had insisted that he would not further cut pensions or raise the value added tax and demanded that international creditors offer debt relief. 1,367 more words
CALGARY— Prime Minister Stephen Harper is warning voters that a victory by the New Democrats or Liberals in this fall’s election would bring European-style economic calamity to this country and open the door to an increased security threat from jihadist terrorists. 1,058 more words
Anyone receiving Department of National Defence press releases could be forgiven for thinking the only thing happening on Canadian military bases over the past two weeks has been photo ops. 453 more words
The top human resource executive who oversees the Conservative government’s contentious sick leave and disability overhaul is moving to a new job as part of another shakeup at the upper ranks of Canada’s bureaucracy. 315 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely White workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency’s intelligence mission. 595 more words
Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services
Source: IBM Center for the Business of Government
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In this report, Professor Greenberg examines a dozen cities across the United States that have award-winning reputations for using innovation and technology to improve the services they provide to their residents.