Management consultants are the problem, not the solution
In the past 20 years, consultants have either advised or taken over senior positions in government, with calamitous results.
The Lester B. Pearson Building, home to Global Affairs Canada, pictured in 2018. The lower ranks have felt the impact of management consultants, too: for many of the young officers I knew at Global Affairs, life was one hellish experience of one-year contracts without benefits, holidays, or pensions, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade