Study Guides (248,280)
Canada (121,450)
POL2107 (44)
Raynor (17)

One of the founding principals of Canadian bureaucracy is neutrality.docx

4 Pages
42 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Political Science
Course
POL2107
Professor
Raynor
Semester
Fall

Description
OneofthefoundingprincipalsofCanadianbureaucracyisneutralityItisimportanttounderstandthatnotalldemocraticcountriesoperatewiththisprincipalTheGovernmentneedstobeabletorelyonabureaucracywhichitknowswillimplementandfollowitsordersInsomecountrieshoweveritseemsthataneutralbureaucracyisonlyatheoreticalpossibilityIn CanadawehaveanonpartisanbureaucracyThismeansonewouldallowedtovoteandsupportpartiesbuttherearecertainthingsonecannotdoForexample youcannotwriteanewspapereditorialandsendittobePublishedAninterestingpointtomakeaboutbureaucratsisthatreigninggovernmentscomeandgobutbureaucratsstayputinthepoliticalprocessThatneutralityallowsthemtooffersomelevelofcontinuitytogovernmentThiscontinuityoffersahigherlevelofexpertiseinthebureaucracyTheproblemaccordingtosomeisthatthereisnosuchthingascompleteneutralityGenerallyspeakingthistypeofconcernisexpressedbyconservativegovernmentsItisbecausemanyofthestructuresofCanadiansocietyhavebeenimplementedbyLiberalstheconservativeshaveafeelingthatthebureaucracytendstoleantothemoreliberalsideTheClerkofthePrivyCouncilisthehighestrankingcivilservantinCanada TheyactasadirectliaisonbetweenthebureaucracyandthePrimeMinisterOfficiallytheClerkisneutralbuttheytendtochangewiththeelectionsofnewpartiestheyusually uIfthepartiesviewissimilartothatofthecurrentClerkitisverypossiblefortheclerktostaythroughgovernmentsofdifferentcolorsIthashappenedbutnotveryoften NeutralityisCanadaistakenveryseriously Asacivilservantyouneedtobecarefulaboutwhatyousaypublically YouwanttoservegovernmentsnomatterwhotheyareMeritocracyRepresentation Meritocracygoeshandinhandwithneutrality Regardlessofwhatyourpoliticalviewsaretheywantthebestpeopleintherightpositions CanadianCivilServiceisveryprofessionalandoperatesfairlywellwhenitcomestomeritocracy InadditionaltosocialclasseslanguagegenderandethnicbackgroundsaretakenintoconsiderationinCanadao Itdoesntmakeanysensethatthebureaucracybeunrepresentativeofthatdiversityo UntilTrudeautherewasntverymuchfrancophonerepresentationinthebureaucracy ThereisnowofficialpositionsinthebureaucracythatareEnglishonlyFrenchonlyandBiLingualpositionsthatmustbefilledo Thereisacategorizationofallpositionsinthebureaucracy Asforethnicdiversitytherehasbeensortofaffirmativeaction
More Less

Related notes for POL2107

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit