Savoie’s new ‘magnum opus’ book argues federal public service has been ‘knocked off its moorings’
A culmination of three years of work, Donald Savoie's latest book, Democracy in Canada: The Disintegration of Our Institutions, takes stock of the challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of cabinet government, the centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking at Rideau Hall after meeting with Governor General Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament in order to call the 2019 federal election on Sept. 11, 2019. Professor Donald Savoie argues that as long as prime ministers hold the power to appoint deputy ministers without an open, transparent, and competitive process, 'court government will remain in place.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade