POLS 2250 Lecture Notes - Cabinet Secretary, United Kingdom Cabinet Committee, Speech From The Throne

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CENTRAL AGENCIES
EITHER CREATED OR INCREASED IN POWER UNDER
TRUDEAU (1968)
MISTRUST OF ADVICE FROM OPERATING DEPARTMENTS
ADVOCATE OF „RATIONAL MANAGEMENT‟ COMPETING
SOURCE OF ADVICE/INFORMATION
INCREASED SIZE AND STRENGTH OF AGENCIES PMO AND
PCO IN PARTICULAR CONTINUED UNDER MULRONEY
GENERALLY AGREEMENT THAT 4 ORGANIZATIONS ARE
CENTRAL AGENCIES PMO, PCO, TBS & FINANCE
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Either created or increased in power under. Increased size and strength of agencies pmo and. Central agencies pmo, pco, tbs & finance. Reports to the pm & cabinet serves are the secretary to the cabinet, small grouped of individuals, but powerful in terms of influence. Headed by the clerk of the privy council it is staffed with career public servants, which is different from the prime minster office that are loyal to the prime minster. Staffed with career civil servants - (on the exam) Provides expert, non-partisan policy advice and administrative support to the pm, cabinet & cabinet. Committees stephan harper has 7 cabinet committees. Prepares agendas and organizes cabinet committee meetings; prepares informational material and analytical briefing notes to ministers; takes and circulates minutes of meetings; disseminates both cabinet and committee decisions. Typically 150-175 employees super-bureaucrats if you want to become a deputy minster, your going to have to work in the privy council.

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