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Prime ministerial power in Canada : its origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden

Author: Patrice A Dutil
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many Canadians lament that prime ministerial power has become too concentrated since the 1970s. This book contradicts this view by demonstrating how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation and that the first three important prime ministers - Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden - channelled that centralizing impulse to adapt to the circumstances they faced. Using a variety of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Dutil, Patrice A., 1960-
Prime ministerial power in Canada.
(CaOONL)2017901093X
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice A Dutil
ISBN: 9780774834735 0774834730 9780774834742 0774834749
OCLC Number: 963913698
Description: xviii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How prime ministership was "made": readings, theories, models --
Macdonald's first mandate: consolidating prime ministerial power --
Macdonald returns: strengthening the executive machinery --
Wilfred Laurier: the quick apprentice --
Robert Borden: the inept reformer --
The public service and the slow death of patronage --
Priority setting and the budget --
The management of crisis --
The order-in-council: a tool of administrative control --
Managing routine: everyday prime ministerial style.
Series Title: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Responsibility: Patrice Dutil.

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Using innovative methods, this book shows how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation by Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden.  Read more...

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