The Future of Government

Public administration in Canada is changing and adapting to the 21st century – disruptive technologies, fiscal restraints and the demand of the public requires a new way for government to operate.

With the Institute of Public Administration of Canada holding its 2016 conference in Toronto, we sat down with several distinguished individuals from the conference to discuss what the future of government will look like.


Steve Orsini is Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council. Steve has 25 years of experience in the Ontario Public Service. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary of the Treasury Board. His other executive leadership positions included Deputy Minister of Revenue as well as Associate Deputy Minister, Office of Taxation, Agencies and Pensions in the Ministry of Finance.

Chief Executive Officer for IPAC, Dr. Robert Taylor was formerly the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry’s Municipal Services Division.  Robert holds a PhD from the University of South Africa, where his studies focused on strategic planning processes. He also has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Queen’s University and an undergraduate degree in urban geography from McGill University.

Andrew Do is a Policy Analyst at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Andrew has a particular interest in public sector innovation, entrepreneurial education and organizational behavior. Prior to joining the Brookfield Institute, he was a Studio [Y] Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District where he worked on MyHealth, an initiative intended to help citizens manage their own health through access to thewwir own personal health information. He previously worked for a global health startup focused on combatting counterfeit medication within South Asia and also supported the City of Toronto as a Research Associate on social policy files.

Nirmalan Vijeyakumar, Host
Samira Basir, Executive Producer

A special thank you to Anthony Kisson

Music Credits
Bungalow by Scott Helman

Photo Credit
Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


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