Luc Juillet

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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, … 265 View
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Introduction: Democratic Government, Merit and the Public Service Commission of Canada

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The Origins of the Public Service Commission: 1867-1918

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The Public Service Commission today is the legitimate heir to the civil service reform movement of the 19th century, which dedicated its efforts to creating an independent public service that … 30 $3.00 Add
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Creating a Merit System: 1918-1944

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This chapter will explore three themes that characterized the Civil Service Commission’s struggle to create a merit system that would find broad support among Canadians between the two … 26 $2.60 Add
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Rethinking the CSC: Gordon, Heeney and Glassco: 1945-1967

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The Civil Service Commission always had an important role to play in creating a public service that was staffed efficiently and effectively, protected from unwelcome political interference, and … 23 $2.30 Add
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The Management Assault on the Public Service Commission: 1967-1979

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This chapter has focused on how the Public Service Commission was caught up in various attempts to play down the role of merit and was increasingly asked to see its role as helping to elevate the … 27 $2.70 Add
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Struggling to Defend Political Neutrality: 1979-2006

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This chapter will recount the debates of the last few decades about the principle of the political neutrality of the public service and the events that challenged the traditional norms and … 28 $2.80 Add
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The PSC as a Cautious Reformer: Staffing Reforms during the Mulroney Years: 1984-1993

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The events examined in this chapter illustrate how, in contrast to a common misperception, the commission was more than willing to reform itself and the staffing process. While it is clear that … 32 $3.20 Add
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Merit as the Essential Mandate: Repositioning the PSC: 1993-2008

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Throughout the 1990s, the Public Service Commission itself sought to adapt to a changing context: it progressively revamped its approach to delegation, placing greater emphasis on respect for … 41 $4.10 Add
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Conclusion

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