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Paperback Governing from the Centre: The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics Book

ISBN: 0802082521

ISBN13: 9780802082527

Governing from the Centre: The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics

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Redefined during the past thirty years, the centre of government currently extends itself further than ever before. Central governmental agencies are 'where the rubber meets the road', where public service meets politics, and policy becomes reality. So who's driving this car? Agencies such as the Privy Council Office, the Finance Department, and the Treasury Board exert their influence horizontally, deciding how policy is made and how money gets spent...

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A warning that dictatorship threatens Canadian Democracy

Since Trudeau, Canadian Prime Ministers have centralized power in the Prime Minister's Office, and the office of the Privy Council. Unknown bureaucrats now preempt the power that used to belong to Parliament, and more recently, Cabinet. Chretien wields more raw power than most 3rd World dictators. A very readable "mystery", that explains APEC pepper spraying, the Somalia Affair, etc.
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