Author Archives: Thom Kearney

About Thom Kearney

Change agent, teacher, arts, science, open government, father, mentor, storyteller, husband, dog owner,collaborator, not necessarily in that order.

It’s time to explain the cow…

It’s about listening At the beginning of this year, I was deep into engagement around creating Canada’s next plan for open government. As part of this process, I was promoting events on the twitter and one of my tweets caught … Continue reading

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The Chatham House Party report

I was as reminded this morning of Blueprint 2020 and the Chatham House party that we organized back in 2013. Reviewing the blog posts from back in the day, I notice that it looks like I never wrote the follow up … Continue reading

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Becoming a free agent

After more than three years with the Open Government team, the time has come to try out a new path. Recently I was accepted into the Free Agent program in the Government of Canada. This program is intended to help government  deliver … Continue reading

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So today I put my best friend down

And I hope someone will do the same for me. This is probably the hardest thing I have done, and that includes taking my mother off of life support. Tomorrow at 3:00 an animal doctor and her assistant will come … Continue reading

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Perennially broken but OK for now?

As some of you know I share my current life with a couple of beautiful animals. The Golden Retrievers Otis and Saul.  They consume a fair amount of food and about a decade ago I purchased a large plastic bin … Continue reading

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The sausage and the salad

Traditional government policy results in sausages. Open policy making produces salads. Continue reading

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Have a story to tell?

Guest speakers wanted. As many of you know, I teach a course entitled Professional Practice,which is part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Program at Algonquin College. This is a program that I graduated from when typewriters were the … Continue reading

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