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.
Parks Canada’s Soft Power: Pacific Rim
Let Her Be Canada’s Last Monarch
Innovation: What a Minister Says, What the Media Write
Trudeau and Poloz: On the Same Page?
Why Justin Trudeau Will be Prime Minister by Remembrance Day
A Second Chance to Get It Right
What Election? Business as Usual on Canada.ca
(The Harper Government’s) Money Can’t Buy My Vote
Stephen Harper and the Politics of Lying
Kenneth Courtis on the Harper Government’s Economic Mismanagement
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