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Public Sector

Public sector leaders are challenged daily to ensure operations run effectively and efficiently, whether at a municipal, provincial, or national level. We are committed to supporting you with innovative, transformative approaches so you can meet the evolving needs of your citizens.

Every community has its own unique strengths and challenges. You need solutions that adapt to your local context. At the same time, you’re looking for top-tier advice and support, so you know you’re delivering the best possible results.

At MNP, we’re embedded in communities from coast to coast. We appreciate the differences from one town to the next, and we know the questions to ask so you get solutions that work. Our local offices are backed by a team from across Canada, allowing you to access a network of expertise through an advisor who really gets your situation.

Innovation and Local Governments Across Western Canada: Survey Results

Municipalities across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan reveal what’s driving innovation – and what is hindering it.

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    July 08, 2020

    Building and Using a Long-Range Financial Model

    To deliver services effectively today and into the future, municipalities need the right tools to plan effectively. A long-range financial model is a critical tool that helps develop best and worse case scenarios.

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    May 10, 2021

    Becoming a Smart Community: How the City of Fort St. John is unlocking innovation through structural and cultural change

    A series of changes enabled Fort St. John to create a path to new, innovative solutions.

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    April 05, 2021

    Exploring different methods of public sector collaboration

    To serve your citizens under tight budgets, you need innovative approaches to service delivery. Learn more about municipal collaboration options in this post.

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Craig Kutarna Gates

National Leader; Provincial Leader (SK) – Public Sector

Craig Gates, MPA, is a Practice Leader with MNP’s Consulting team in Saskatchewan. Taking a collaborative approach, Craig delivers strong strategic support to executive teams and boards of directors in public companies, executive government, crown corporations, economic development agencies and Aboriginal organizations.

An experienced consultant, Craig analyzes complex organizational challenges and opportunities and develops innovative strategies to help clients reach their goals. He has successfully led diverse projects involving strategic planning, business planning, operational reviews and planning, market research and intelligence, and performance effectiveness.

Craig has almost 15 years of professional consulting experience with global, regional and local firms. He takes pride in helping organizations realize their potential while making a difference to stakeholders and the broader community. His solutions are always practical and designed to produce results.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1997, Craig went on to receive a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University. Craig is a graduate of Leadership Regina, a program that develops and educates community leaders. He also co-founded the Regina Regional Economic Development Authority’s Future Leaders Group.

Bill Reid

Bill Reid MBA, CMC

Provincial Leader (BC) – Public Sector

Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy FCMC, CPA, CMA, PMP, CMC

Partner, National Digital Services Leader

Leslie Dornan

Leslie Dornan

Provincial Leader (MB) – Public Sector

Chris Lavin

Chris Lavin MBA, FCMC

Regional Managing Partner, Advisory Services

Jason Ducharme

Jason Ducharme

Provincial Leader (ON) – Public Sector