Accountability in a Federal State: Challenges and Prospects for Canada

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Originally written for the Privy Council Office, this research paper explores the nature of accountability in a democratic federation and the challenges and prospects it holds for Canada. The study looks at how Canada stacks up against other federations, and analyzes the various strategies and factors that need to be considered in implementing or establishing accountability in a federal state.

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Institute on Governance

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Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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