I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
Power of the Counter-Narrative
Compel or Persuade?
Erin O’Toole: Just an Ordinary Canadian?
Trudeau Must Fight Back
Fight a Pandemic or Fight an Election?
A Man who Can or A Man with a Plan?
When (Pierre) Trudeau Dissed Mary Simon
A Tale of Two Marks
‘O Canada’ Op-ed: Replying to Critics
Pushing Against the Glass Ceiling
Les Rose: My Father’s Violence
Trump, Reelected, Targets Canada
Lame Duck Governance
Canada United, the US in Chaos