All posts by Vicky Carnevale

The Trump Transition

Five Fellows of McLaughlin College will discuss the transition to the new U. S administration of President Donald Trump. Poster: Poster_Trump Transition_March 1_17 Speaker: Panel Session (Robert Drummond, Jerry Ginsburg, Ian Greene, David Leyton-Brown, Stephen Newman) Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 12 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College For further […]


For the Love of Money: The Cash for Access Controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the subject of media and opposition criticism during the past few months for so-called “cash for access” fund-raisers, where donors pay up to $1500 for a social event with the PM or one of his cabinet ministers.  In reaction, the PM has announced new fundraising rules to provide greater […]


Prime Ministers and the Canadian Public Service

Canada possesses a Parliamentary System of Government which is Executive Dominant, in that, the Executive the Prime Minister and Cabinet controls the decision-making agenda. In the 1960s the decision-making system was rationalized by the recommendations of the royal commission on Government Organization (Glassco). In the 1970s following criticisms by the Auditor General the Lambert Commission […]

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Robert Burns Poetry Contest, January 25, 2017

25th Annual McLaughlin College Burns Night Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room Poetry for cash prize! Piper - Haggis - Cash Bar! Be a Scot! Bring a Scot! Be a Pretender! Bring a friend! Have some fun! Deadline to submit your poetry is January 16, 2017. Please e-mail all submissions to Shakira […]

Academic Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Academic Critical Thinking - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Critical Thinking and Writing - Thursday, January 26, 2017 Critical Thinking and Test-Taking - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Critical Thinking and Writing II - Tuesday, February 28, 2017  Critical Thinking and Test-Taking II - Thursday, March 9, 2017 Speaker: Prof. Robert A. Kenedy Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College All sessions […]

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Ontario and its Municipal Governments: Challenges and Opportunities

MICHAEL FENN has been an Ontario Deputy Minister under three Premiers, municipal chief administrator in Hamilton and Burlington, and founding CEO of both Toronto/Hamilton regional transportation authority Metrolinx and regional health authority Mississauga Halton LHIN.  He now works as a management consultant and facilitator, specializing in the public sector and healthcare, including as a Senior […]

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Is it Worth it to be a Whistleblower?

Jacob Blum will share his story for the first time since the scandal broke at Ontario’s Air Ambulance Service in 2012. Mr. Blum will recount the lessons he learned from blowing the whistle and exposing years of wasted tax dollars, compromised patient care, obscene executive compensation and the gross mismanagement of a mission critical healthcare […]