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.
Public Management and/or Political Messaging
Julian Fantino: A Liability in Veterans Affairs but an Asset in Vaughan?
The Liberals Strike Back … Finally
If He Says You’re Fat, You Say He’s Bald
Canada’s Government Advertising Addiction
The Sovereigntists Meet the Bond Vigilantes
Responding to the Bob Rae Attack Ads: A Teachable Moment?
The Consequences of Speaking Truth to Power
Why a Great Self-financed Park is an Absurdity
Why the Canadian Air and Space Museum Should be Saved
Canada’s Culture War
The Narratives that Prevailed (and those that didn’t)
Teflon Jack’s Narrative
The Impatient Supply Sider or the Deliberative Democrat?
Michael Ignatieff: Patriotic Story-teller or Opportunistic Visitor?