Since 2014, the iVote-jeVote stage has hosted prominent Canadian practitioners, politicians and academics from across the political spectrum to debate Canadian policy.

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Open government: The confrontation with politics, money and democracy
May 27, 2019
Panel discussion

While the principles of open-government are laudable, does it work in practice? What are the realities of fostering transparency for actors and institutions (e.g. media, public service, etc.)? In the real-world of power and incentives, how do money, politics and institutions confront and shape governance and open-government?

To answer these questions and more, we're pleased to welcome esteemed moderator James Baxter, founder of iPolitics, and a fantastic panel! 

  • Karim Bardeesy, Ryerson Leadership Institute, former senior political staff and journalist
  • Stephanie Kusie, Member of Parliament
  • Jacquie Choquette, Vice-President & Group Leader, Hill & Knowlton Strategies
  • Kevin Page, President & CEO, IFSD and Canada's First Parliamentary Budget Officer