Gomery's Blinders and Canadian Federalism

February 8, 2007|
Gomery's Blinders and Canadian Federalism by Ruth Hubbard
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In 2004, Paul Martin asked Justice John Gomery to lead a public inquiry into potential misspending in the federal Sponsorship Program, a relatively small investment of taxpayers'' money to try to convince Quebeckers of the benefits of Canadian federalism in the aftermath of the 1995 referendum on Quebec separation.

The Gomery inquiry chose to focus exclusively on the sordid details of the money laundering and paid no attention to the deeper causes and sources of the problem: the dysfunctions of an existing centralized governing apparatus that is tearing the fabric of the country apart and the collusion of centralizing groups defending the status quo.

Ruth Hubbard is a senior fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa, and a senior partner of INVENIRE. She is the author of Profession: Public servant (INVENIRE Press, 2009).Gilles Paquet is professor emeritus at the Telfer School of Management and senior r...
Title:Gomery's Blinders and Canadian Federalism
Product dimensions:137 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:137 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:February 8, 2007
Publisher:University Of Ottawa Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780776606415

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