IOG Policy Brief No. 26: Accountability in a Federal State: How Canada Stacks Up

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Authors: Gina Delph & John Graham

This policy brief is based on IOG’s longer research paper on accountability in a democratic federation. The brief explores the nature of accountability in a federal state and the challenges and prospects it holds for Canada. It looks at how Canada stacks up against other federations and examines various strategies for improvement.

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Institute on Governance

Institute on Governance

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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