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Modernizing the way we purchase goods and services

Ontario is taking a modern, efficient and transparent approach to eliminate redundancies and deliver simpler, faster, better services to the people of Ontario. Our goal is to get the best value for every public dollar that is spent, to protect what matters most.

Centralizing procurement across the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector is one of the most forward-thinking ways to do that.

Where we’re at today

Every year, Ontario spends about $29 billion on goods and services ranging from pacemakers to bandages, to computer and IT hardware. The Ontario Public Service and organizations across the broader public sector – like hospitals and schools – buy those goods and services independently. Imagine how much could be saved if those purchases were purchased in bulk?

Our future process

By leveraging our massive buying power and streamlining how we work,

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The genetics of politics – Body politic | Science and technology

IN 1882 W.S. Gilbert wrote, to a tune by Sir Arthur Sullivan, a ditty that went “I often think it’s comical how Nature always does contrive/that every boy and every gal that’s born into the world alive/is either a little Liberal or else a little Conservative.”

In the 19th century, that view, though humorously intended, would not have been out of place among respectable thinkers. The detail of a man’s opinion might be changed by circumstances. But the idea that much of his character was ingrained at birth held no terrors. It is not, however, a view that cut much ice in 20th-century social-scientific thinking, particularly after the second world war. Those who allowed that it might have some value were generally shouted down and sometimes abused, along with all others vehemently suspected of the heresy of believing that genetic differences between individuals could have a role

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Government Imposter Scams | FTC Consumer Information

Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money. They might promise lottery winnings if you pay “taxes” or other fees, or they might threaten you with arrest or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a supposed debt. Regardless of their tactics, their goal is the same: to get you to send them money.

Don’t do it. Federal government agencies and federal employees don’t ask people to send money for prizes or unpaid loans. Nor are they permitted to ask you to wire money or add money to a prepaid debit card to pay for anything.

How to Recognize a Government Imposter

Scammers pretend to be IRS officials to get you to send them money.

IRS Imposter Scams
Infographic

It could be hard to recognize an imposter through the lies they tell. They use a variety of tricks to get your attention, whether it’s distracting you with a story about money you won or creating a fear that

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Our Sick Body Politic | National Review

Senator Elizabeth Warren answers questions from reporters in Sioux City, Iowa, January 5, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Elbridge Gerry in 1787: ‘The people do not want virtue’ and are duped by ‘pretended patriots.’ Was he right?

The presidential election of 2020 is 665 days away, but that did not stop Elizabeth Warren — the first major candidate to declare for the Democratic nomination (sorry, John Delaney) — from making appearances last week in Iowa. Her campaign account tweeted a picture of her stumping in the Hawkeye State, with the tagline “Democracy is restorative.”

Is it, though?

Sure, democracy itself is restorative, or at least it can be. But strictly speaking, democracy under the Constitution happens only once every two to six years, during regularly scheduled elections. Nearly everything else in between these democratic moments is really just more politics — which can be restorative but just as easily may not

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Employees | Workplace Pensions

Millions of workers are being automatically enrolled into a workplace pension by their employer. Saving into a workplace pension is easy – you don’t have to do anything. Once you’re enrolled by your employer, not only will you pay into the scheme, but so will your boss and you may also get tax relief from the Government.

Pensions can take many forms and you may have previously been invited to join a defined contribution or personal pension by your employer. Find out more about the different types of pension.

Your employer will need to enrol you into a workplace pension scheme if you:

  • Are not already in one, or they’ve not enrolled you into one
  • Are aged between 22 and State Pension age
  • Earn more than £10,000 a year
  • Usually work in the UK

You can opt out if you want to, but that means losing out on employer

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Open Government | US EPA

Open Government helps the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) achieve better communication with the public and major stakeholders to protect human health and the environment

Open Government helps the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) achieve better communication with the public and major stakeholders to protect human health and the environment.

Evidence-Based Policymaking

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 was signed into law in January 2019. The law incorporates many of the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (2017) to improve the use of evidence and data to generate policies and inform programs in the federal government.

The new law requires the development of learning agendas, enhances open Government policy initiatives, and promotes enhanced public access to agency data assets. All agencies are now required to develop evidence-based policy and evaluation plans as part of regular business.

Agencies are also required to designate an Evaluation Officer, a Chief Data Officer and a Statistical Official to support and implement the new requirements. EPA has named the following people to these positions:

Evaluation Officer –

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Definitions of politic – OneLook Dictionary Search

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We found 36 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word politic:

Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where “politic” is defined.

General dictionariesGeneral (31 matching dictionaries)

  1. politic: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. politic: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. politic: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. politic: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. politic: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. politic: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Politic, politic: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. politic: Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary [home, info]
  9. politic: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. politic: Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. politic: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. politic: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Politic, politic: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. politic (adj.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. politic: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. politic: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Politic: Wikipedia,
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UW Press – : Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic From Britain’s Renaissance to America’s New World Kenneth Robert Olwig Foreword by Yi-Fu Tuan

Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic
From Britain’s Renaissance to America’s New World
Kenneth Robert Olwig
Foreword by Yi-Fu Tuan

A masterful work of scholarship with implications for geography, literature, theater, history, political science, law, and environmental studies

Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic explores the origins and lasting influences of two contesting but intertwined discourses that persist today when we use the words landscape, country, scenery, nature, national. In the first sense, the land is a physical and bounded body of terrain upon which the nation state is constructed (e.g., the purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain, from sea to shining sea). In the second, the country is constituted through its people and established through time and precedence (e.g., land where our fathers died, land of the Pilgrims’ pride). Kenneth Robert Olwig’s extended exploration of these discourses is a masterful work of scholarship both broad and deep, which

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Government of Montserrat

  • NO STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED ON MONTSERRAT


    27th March 2020


    March 27, 2020 GIU, Davy Hill Montserrat– The Government of Montserrat is informing the public that there has been no state of emergency declared on Montserrat.
     

    His Excellency, the Governor Andrew Pearce today (March 27, 2020) signed a proclamation to bring section 18(1) to (8) of the Montserrat Constitution Order (Cap.101) into force. By doing this, it allows for emergency powers to be effected under the Constitution, instead of the old Leeward Islands (Emergency Powers) Order 1959; which has already been revoked in the other British Overseas Territories to which it had applied.
     

    The signed proclamation – SRO 21 of 2020, can be viewed at the following link:
     
    SRO 21 OF 2020
     





  • GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LIST OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES


    26th March 2020


    March 26, 2020

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