Tag: National Online Licensing System

What happened to “service”?

I’ve discovered as I’ve aged that my tolerance for some things becomes less and less. I have this crazy, idealogical concept that government and the public service is actually about, well, serving the public, so it’s no surprise that the National Online Licensing System can generally make me rant like an angry monkey. Let’s just say the DFO’s explanation of…

A Portal to the DFO Dimension

About a year ago, a portal creaked open and the fishing industry got a peak into the DFO licensing dimension.  It was frightening and it only got more so as the days went along. First, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is clear that the National Online Licensing System isn’t, well, a system or a program.  It’s a “portal” into…