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Reg Alcock

Reg Alcock

(1948 – 2011)

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Reg Alcock
(1948 – 2011)

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Reg Alcock

(1948 – 2011)
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This is an online memorial for Reg Alcock. Reginald B. Alcock, PC was a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Winnipeg South in the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2006 and was a cabinet minister in the government of Prime Minister Paul Martin. Reg Alcock was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Reg Alcock was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He was the director of Manitoba Child and Family Services from 1983 to 1985 and in this capacity spearheaded an effort to rewrite the province's child protection legislation. As a result of his efforts, Manitoba became
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the first province in Canada to introduce official protocols to deal with instances of child sex abuse. Reg Alcock has also been active with the Harvard Policy Group, which studies the effects of Information Technology on the public sector. He began his political career at the provincial level, working as an organizer for the Manitoba Liberal Party in the early 1980s.
When Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada on December 12, 2003, he appointed Reg Alcock to cabinet as President of the Treasury Board, Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, and political minister responsible for Manitoba. He was also named to the government's priorities and planning committee, described as the "inner circle"
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of cabinet, and was appointed chair of a cabinet committee that conducted a comprehensive review of government spending.
As president of the Treasury Board, Reg Alcock was responsible for overseeing the Canadian civil service and the spending details of government agencies. He also played a leading role in coordinating the Martin government's response to the federal sponsorship scandal, in which some public monies were misappropriated by bureaucrats and advertising agents in Quebec with ties to the Liberal Party. Reg Alcock announced a new appointment process for crown corporation executives in 2004, and the following year he issued a new policy of management control for government agencies. He argued that
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these reforms would prevent similar scandals from occurring in the future. One of his more notable initiatives was the establishment of a Chief Audit Executive for each government department and agency.
In total, Reg Alcock brought forward 158 separate reforms for the public service in late 2005, and promised that another eighty would follow.
Alcock also released a comprehensive proposal for reforming Canada's regulatory system in March 2005. He argued that his reforms would reduce delays for patent drug approval and avoid the duplication of existing foreign research without compromising safety standards.
In January 2007, Reg Alcock was appointed to the faculty of the University of Manitoba as an
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executive in residence at the I. H. Asper School of Business. He was also appointed as a Research Affiliate with the Leadership Network at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Reg Alcock died on October 14th 2011. This is an online tribute dedicated to his memory. May he rest in peace.
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On 21st Oct 2011
Sonia Tesch
wrote:
I knew Reg Alcock as a devoted father to his daughters, Sarah and Cristina, while they were students at the elementary school where I was their Music teacher(ETP). Despite his very busy schedule, he always made time to attend special assemblies and concerts where his daughters were performing. He had a real appreciation for music and the arts and was very supportive of his daughters' efforts in those areas. I also remember how proud he was of Sarah's valedictorian
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Sonia Tesch
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speech at her Grade 6 Farewell Assembly. I just want them to know that they and their mother and brother have been in my thoughts and prayers since their father's untimely passing.
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On 20th Oct 2011
Paul Marion
wrote:
I value the time I got to spend with Reg. He was a mentor and leader who will be missed by all of those whom he inspired and believed in.
Thank-you Reg!!!
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On 17th Oct 2011
Thomas Lang
wrote:
I was so sorry to hear the news. You will be remembered as one of the greats of our time. Rest in peace.
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On 17th Oct 2011
Anonymous
wrote:
You were a fine upstanding man and will be missed in politics.
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This is an online memorial for Reg Alcock. Reginald B. Alcock, PC was a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Winnipeg South in the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2006 and was a cabinet minister in the government of Prime Minister Paul Martin. Reg Alcock was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Reg Alcock was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He was the director of Manitoba Child and Family Services from 1983 to 1985 and in this capacity spearheaded an effort to rewrite the province's child protection legislation. As a result of his efforts, Manitoba became...

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