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What did we learn at FMI in Fredericton?


June 6, 2012

Doug Hadden, VP Products

I had a chance to speak at the Financial Management Institute of Canada Public Sector Management Workshop  “Sustainability in the Public Sector – Securing the Future” in Fredericton New Brunswick last week.

There were some interesting comments and discussions:

  • Deficit reduction in government requires much higher upfront costs than usually expected. There can be ramifications to cutting like severance packages, sub-leasing space, environmental studies, training etc.
  • The use of IT shared services to reduce overall costs in the Government of Canada has had some unanticipated costs for departments and agencies.
  • Departments and agencies in the Government of Canada need plans for cutting 20% to 30% of expenses to achieve the 10% target. Many budget cut proposals are not accepted.
  • Internal audit improvements in the Government of Canada is progressing slower than expected.
  • The demographic shift and migration means that the Province of New Brunswick is aging faster than any other province in Canada. This has motivated a focus to improve public financial management and introduce performance management in the province.
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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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