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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Tony Dean

Tony Dean is a professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. He is the former head of the Ontario Public Service and continues to advise governments in Canada and abroad on public policy and public service reform.

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Tony Dean

Is Public Service Delivery Obsolete?

Why competition between civil servants, corporations and non-profits is good for everyone September 2011
Given the billions of dollars we invest in the operations of government each year, it is a shame that there is very little public discussion about public services in Canada. Public services are mostly taken for granted until they are interrupted by a labour dispute or natural disaster. A garbage workers’ strike in the middle of summer tends to focus the public’s mind and nose on public services fairly…