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Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden (C.d. Howe Series in Canadian Political History)

Patrice Dutil

ISBN 10: 0774834749 / ISBN 13: 9780774834742
Published by UBC Press, 2018
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its ...

Publisher: UBC Press

Publication Date: 2018

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Reprint.

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Many Canadians lament that prime ministerial power has become too concentrated since the 1970s. This book contradicts this view by demonstrating how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation and that the first three important prime ministers – Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden – channelled that centralizing impulse to adapt to the circumstances they faced. Using a variety of innovative approaches, Patrice Dutil focuses on the managerial philosophies of each of the prime ministers. He shows that by securing a firm grip on the instruments of governance these early first ministers inevitably shaped the administrations they headed, as well as those that followed.

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Patrice Dutil is professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University.

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