Ottawa Merely Paying Lip Service To New Rules

Posted on Tuesday, November 21 at 08:20 by 4Canada
What's wrong with accountability in Ottawa is that Ottawa doesn't want to be accountable. It hasn't been for decades and, apart from taxpayers, it's in no one's interest to revert to the days when ministers and mandarins resigned when things went undeniably wrong. It's an understood but little discussed fact of political life that responsibility died slowly at the hands of complexity. Over time, the capacity to fully grasp everything departments were doing, as well as the willingness to be accountable, fell as government grew from a cottage industry into a conglomerate.


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