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> There were too many managers, too many business experts and overall poor leadership.

This is Canadian Government Bureaucracy in a nutshell. Decades of (often minor) scandals have caused successive Governments to restructure in such a way that it is nigh-impossible to assign responsibility; and have done so by making it extraordinary difficult to form clear direction and make decisions.

What we need is a massive downsizing of the public service at the managerial level, and begin placing the burden of responsibility upon departments. They need both the power to make decisions and the associated risk of failure; whereas now the decision making power is nigh-ephemeral and the risk is distributed broadly and thinly.

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