“Court government”

Donald Savoie has argued that governance in Canada has been
characterized in recent years by what he calls “court government” in
which most of the effective power the government exercises is located
largely in the hands of the Prime Minister and the unaccountable,
unelected officials of both partisan and non-partisan persuasion that
surround them. Do you believe that too much power is concentrated at
the centre of the political apparatus undermining democratic
accountability, or is it the case that a more prominent role for senior
public servants leads to better governance through a more
streamlined policy-making process?

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