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A springtime assessment of our goals and objectives

by Alain Gourd

 

The past year was momentous for Canada and the world: rapid change in the Soviet Union, the Middle East and Europe, Canada's unfolding constitutional renewal process, and the growing urgency attached to global competitiveness by Canadians, are but a few examples. Perhaps more than any other federal government department, we can consider ourselves at the heart of these changes.

 

Broadcasting and telecommunications have served as lifelines of democratic expression in many parts of the world. Cultural values are providing the base upon which people everywhere are building their national identity and aspirations. Advanced communications technologies are breaking down trade and financial barriers between nations, and information is becoming the most valuable commodity that any organization can possess.

 

The Department of Communications is privileged to be a key player in these devel­opments. But with privilege comes obliga­tion. We must understand the forces that are shaping our world and we must help Canadians to use these forces to their advantage.

 

That is one reason for publishing this special issue of Communications Express. By reviewing a highly successful year just completed with Minister Beatty at the helm, we get an overview of the road just travelled and the way ahead. In spotlighting the Minister's accomplishments, we also see the fruits of the hard work and talent of people in the Department.

 

As well, in excerpts from the Depart­ment's report Strategic Directions - 1992, this issue takes a look ahead to what we hope to achieve in the coming months. Also in this issue, Communications Express presents highlights from the recently completed all-employee survey. Analysis of the survey results will provide objective data on what we are doing well to create a good work environment for employees and, more importantly, pointing out areas for improvement.

 

I hope that the information here will serve as a catalyst for discussion of your team's contribution to departmental priorities. We will need the ideas of all employees in the coming months and years if we are to continue to deliver on our Mission.

 

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