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Accountability and Risk Management in the Federal System

Outcomes Report by Sandra Lopes

This report describes the discussions of a Public Policy Forum workshop held in April 2005. Leaders from the federal government, academia, the voluntary sector, and the private sector attended the workshop to explore the future of accountability in public service management as a result of changes announced in the federal budget and by the Treasury Board Secretariat.

The first section of this report contains the discussions from the workshop’s first session, entitled Service Canada: A Case Study in Horizontal Management. Maryantonnett Flumian, who is leading the development of Service Canada, oversaw this session. Participants discussed how Service Canada would impact how policy is developed and designed. They also discussed the implications of these changes vis-à-vis the accountability of Parliament, ministers, and deputy ministers.

The second section of this report concerns discussions from the workshop’s second session, entitled Improving Accountability for Citizens in Agencies, Boards and Crown Corporations. A number of speakers described the impact that proposed changes would have on the accountability of their respective organizations, such as Export Development Canada and various Crown corporations. This report also contains the speech given at the workshop by the Comptroller General of Canada.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Sandra Lopes;
Publisher: Public Policy Forum [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Public Administration / Bureaucracy
Policy Articles / Public Administration / Accountability
Policy Articles / Public Administration / Elected Officials
Policy Articles / Public Administration / Accountability / 2005
Policy Articles / Public Administration / Bureaucracy / 2005
Policy Articles / Public Administration / Elected Officials / 2005
Policy Articles / Public Administration

Keywords / Tags:

accountability in the federal public service; public service management; horizontal management; Service Canada; crown corporations;