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Top Canadian Treasury Official To Speak At Texas A&M’s Bush School

September 02, 2014

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada

The Honorable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, will discuss the modernization of the Canadian government on September 18, 2014, at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University.  Mr. Clement’s talk will be presented by the Bush School’s Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy.  His presentation is part of the Institute’s Conversations in Public Policy series and will cover his experiences in modernizing the Canadian federal government workforce through improved technology, innovative efficiencies, and greater transparency and accountability.

The Treasury Board is a Cabinet committee of the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada and is responsible for accountability and ethics; financial, personnel, and administrative management; comptrollership; approving regulations; and most orders-in-council.

As President of the Treasury Board, Mr. Clement is responsible for translating policies and programs approved by the Cabinet into operation within government departments.  Mr. Clement has made policies of open government and government modernization top priorities and is noted for his commitment to new and innovative ways to make government more accountable and transparent.

Mr. Clement’s three decades of distinguished public service include eight years as a member of the Ontario provincial government. He has served in the Canadian Parliament since 2006, where he has been Minister of Health and Minister of Industry.  Mr. Clement also played a leading role in Canada’s economic recovery after the global economic recession of 2008. During his private-sector career, Mr. Clement was a lawyer, business board member, and small business owner and entrepreneur.

Following his personal remarks, Mr. Clement will engage in a conversation in public policy with Bush School Associate Professor Domonic Bearfield.  Dr. Bearfield is a leading scholar in the fields of public sector patronage, ethics, and public management.

Mr. Clement’s lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and will be preceded by a reception from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. The lecture and reception are open to the public, but reservations are required by September 16 and may be made by calling the Bush School at 979-845-1927 or by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

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