All posts tagged Gilles Paquet

Just One More Reason for a Commission of Inquiry into Veterans’ Issues

The article below was first published in Ottawa’s Hill Times on January 23, 2012 For Canada’s injured military, veterans and their families, there are few government agencies so singularly reviled as the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. The federal quasi-judicial body which hears reviews and appeals from injured soldiers and veterans applying for disability benefits […]

It’s time Ottawa fix its broken trust with Canadians

The article below was first published in Ottawa’s Hill Times on December 5, 2011 It has become a sad truism that Canadians’ faith and trust in our federal government has been consistently declining. This is hardly news. Over the past decade, federal government studies from the likes of Public Works and Government Services in 2001 […]

Here’s the real skinny on how power works in Ottawa

Published in the Hill Times on September 19, 2011 We should be forgiven if we believe that ministers, or in the case of this government, the Prime Minister’s Office is in complete control of Ottawa. This dogma of the Westminster model of government stands in the way of reality. Given the need to restore Canadians’ […]