Friday, May 07, 2010

New Yorker features leading Canadian scholar

Donald J. Savoie, the prolific political scientist and expert on the Ottawa civil service, has drawn the attention of the New Yorker. But it's in their recurring marginalia feature "Block that Metaphor" (May 10, 2010, p. 78):
"It's not just public servants paying the price," said Savoie. "Ministers don't know what foot to dance on. They don't know when the bazooka will hit or when a public servant at a committee or an access to information request will blow the lid off an issue.  They are also hitched to a bargain that no longer exists." (Ottawa Citizen)
If you think that's complicated, try reading his Court Government and the Collapse of Accountability.
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