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Prime Ministerial Power in Canada


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Foreword by Robert Bothwell and John EnglishIntroduction1 How the Prime Ministership Was "Made": Readings, Theories, ModelsPart 1: Structure2 Macdonald's First Mandate: Consolidating Prime Ministerial Power3 Macdonald Returns: Strengthening the Executive Machinery4 Wilfrid Laurier: The Quick Apprentice5 Robert Borden: The Inept ReformerPart 2: Substance6 The Public Service and the Slow Death of Patronage7 Priority Setting and the Budget8 The Management of CrisisPart 3: Style9 The Order-in-Council: A Tool of Administrative Control10 Managing Routine: Everyday Prime Ministerial StyleConclusionAppendices; Notes; Index

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Patrice Dutil is a professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University. He is the founder of the Literary Review of Canada and the president of the Champlain Society. He is the author and editor of several books on diverse aspects of Canadian politics and governance.


Prime Ministerial Power in Canada is an incredibly welcome addition to the understanding of the Canadian political executive ... Any serious scholar of the Canadian political executive must read (and re-read) this book.

-- J.P. Lewis, University of New Brunswick * Canadian Journal of Political Science *
Dutil casts light on the minutiae of governing that elucidates the challenges of managing and entrenching power ... The strength and innovation of the book is in the detailed analysis of the use of royal commissions, orders-in-council and correspondence as instruments of power. -- Mel Cappe, University of Toronto * Literary Review of Canada *

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