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Department
Political Science
Course
POL2101
Professor
Andre Lecours
Semester
Winter

Description
Week 7 – The Bureaucracy - The basic principles of the Canadian public service: neutrality; meritocracy; representation. - The role of the bureaucracy: agenda-setting, advising, implementing, evaluating. - The typical structure of a government department. - The role of the central agencies: TBS, Finance, PCO. -Controls upon the bureaucracy: - The Executive, the House, the Judiciary, the Auditor-General, central agencies. The steps of the policy-making process - Agenda-setting: -society; bureaucrats, politicians, external events or processes -Policy formulation: - bureaucrats; experts, politicians, societal interests -Policy implementation Policy communities - Some policy instruments: public spending; taxation; regulation; symbolic responses. Week 8 – The Judiciary and the Charter: - The principle of judicial independence. - Federalism and the political question of Supreme Court judge’s nomination. Rights regimes in Canada 1867-1960: Parliamentary sovereignty Canadian Bill of rights (1960-1982) Charter of Rights and Freedoms -The rights of the Charter. - The notwithstanding clause - Critics of the Charter: Quebec, the Left a
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