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  • The Centre on Governance is pleased to announce that Hany Besada, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, along with George Kararach and Timothy M. Shaw, published a book entitled “Development in Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development”
  • Hany Besada, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, recently published an article in the journal Governance in Africa entitled “Regulating Extraction in Africa: Towards a Framework for Accountability in the Global South”.
  • On September 16, Caroline Andrew, Eric Champagne and Steve Pomeroy from the Centre on Governance participated to a major iVote Debate on Municipal Infrastructure. Other participants on the panel included Professor Luc Turgeon (School of Political Studies), Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin (Mayor of Gatineau), Berry Vrbanovic (Mayor of Kitchener), Catherine McKenna (Liberal Party Candidate, Ottawa-Centre) and Emilie Taman (NDP Candidate, Ottawa-Vanier) and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi who addressed the audience live via-Facebook.
  • The Centre on Governance’s Annual Report has been completed. Please see the Centre on Governance’s 2014 Annual Report for information about the activities and publications the Centre has completed. 
  • François Lapointe, retired urban planner and senior fellow at the Centre on Governance, is the co-editor of a special issue on the theme of Governance and Territories in the journal of l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec entitled Urbanité (Summer 2015 issue). Eric Champagne, professor at the School of Political Studies and Co-Director of the Centre on Governance also published an article in this issue entitled « Une introduction au concept de gouvernance ». 
  • Professor Eric Champagne, Co-Director of the Centre on Governance, receives the 2015 Community Service Learning Program Outstanding Achievement Award for his exceptional work accomplished through the CSL program and his class Principles, Processes and Methods of Evaluation (PAP 4710) in which students were required to conduct a real-life program evaluation for a local non-profit organization. For detailed information on Professor Champagne’s achievement you can visit the Faculty of Social Sciences website or the Centre for Global and Community Engagement’s website.
  • John Decker, Fullbright Fellow for the Centre on Governance 2015 and Lecturer at the Goldman School in Public Policy at Berkley, completed his stay at the University of Ottawa with a presentation entitled “Capital and Debt Accountability - What California Can Learn from Municipal Debt Management Practices in Canada”. The presentation, which compared municipal practices in Canada and in California and debt, showed that municipalities in Canada and California issue the same kinds of instruments, have the same ratings agencies, and that debt can be traded in the same market; essentially operating with the same rules and have overwhelming similarities. Nevertheless, lessons can be learned from the Canadian case and the interactive session questioned whether any lessons could be learned from Canadian federalism; what is driving bankruptcies; local governments and regulations; similarities and differences between the case studies; and why Canadian municipal debts earn high ratings. At the core of this discussion and presentation John Decker questioned how constitutional and statutory rules influence budget and debt decisions; how do local fiscal conditions affect local debt decisions; and how has state spending and taxing patterns changed over the years?
  • Caroline Andrew, Director of the Centre on Governance, and member of the steering committee for the City for All Women Initiative, along with resident and volunteer in Ottawa Valérie Assoi, give an interview on Radio Canada. The interview focused on the report entitled “Advancing Equity and Inclusion: A guide for Municipalities”, which was released at the City of Ottawa.
  • Marc L. Johnson, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, held a talk entitled « La recherche collaborative au carrefour du savoir et de l’action » at the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) 2015 annual conference which was held in Rimouski, May 27th. He presented an evaluation of the collaborative research done at the research centre CURA - A Knowlege-based Community Governance from 2009-2014, as well as his role as knowledge broker between the research community and community action. 
  • The Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) are pleased to announce that the CPAC television channel has posted the proceedings of the Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation conference, held at the University of Ottawa on May 22 and 23, 2015, via the following links: Address by Liora Salter and Session 1 (Technology and jurisdiction); Session 2 (Socio-cultural objectives)Address by Anthony ManeraSession 3 (Ethics and advocacy)Session 4 (Regulatory enforcement); Address by Christian TacitSession 5 (Fair process)Session 6 (Employment)Address by David ColvilleSession 8 (CRTC – lessons from the past).
  • Mebometa Ndongo, Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance, published in Revue Interventions économiques which his work entitled “La désétatisation en Afrique: un processus d’influence externe et d’incubation locale au Sénégal”.

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