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Hatfield's response to Emerson, Wouters: public service not irrelevant

Much of David Emerson’s critique and Wayne Wouters’ testimony rests on a number of unsupported premises, which hide important weaknesses in their arguments.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
David Emerson and PCO Clerk Wayne Wouters. Despite his faulty assumptions, Mr. Emerson makes some valid points. The public service can and should take important steps to make their advice more credible and relevant for ministers. Unfortunately, such proposed changes are not found among the reforms proposed by Mr. Wouters.

 

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Hatfield's response to Emerson, Wouters: public service not irrelevant

Much of David Emerson’s critique and Wayne Wouters’ testimony rests on a number of unsupported premises, which hide important weaknesses in their arguments.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
David Emerson and PCO Clerk Wayne Wouters. Despite his faulty assumptions, Mr. Emerson makes some valid points. The public service can and should take important steps to make their advice more credible and relevant for ministers. Unfortunately, such proposed changes are not found among the reforms proposed by Mr. Wouters.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE