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Top bureaucrats should be more accountable: Don Savoie

When ministers decide to defy the advice they receive from their deputy ministers, the federal government should seriously consider forcing them to explain why they disagree in a written statement that could be made public through the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, says respected public administration professor Donald Savoie.

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Top bureaucrats should be more accountable: Don Savoie

When ministers decide to defy the advice they receive from their deputy ministers, the federal government should seriously consider forcing them to explain why they disagree in a written statement that could be made public through the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, says respected public administration professor Donald Savoie.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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