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Defending a Contested Ideal

Merit and the Public Service Commission, 1908-2008

In 1908, after decades of struggling with a public administration undermined by systemic patronage, the Canadian parliament decided that public servants would be selected on the basis of merit, through a system administered by an independent agency: the Public Service Commission of Canada. This history, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Commission, recounts its unique contribution to the development of an independent public service, which has become a pillar of Canadian parliamentar...


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  • Éditeur : Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press
  • Collection : Gouvernance | Governance Series
  • Lieu d’édition : Ottawa
  • Année d’édition : 2008
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 27 septembre 2017
  • ISBN (Édition imprimée) : 9780776606842
  • ISBN électronique : 9780776627199
  • Nombre de pages : xii-248 p.

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