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Government Organization (in Canada) 

A subset of the machinery of government includes both the organizations that make up the government broadly defined and the centrally prescribed management regimes that apply in varying degrees to almost all government bodies.

(D’Ombrain, Nicholas. 2007. “Ministerial Responsibility and the Machinery of Government.” Canadian Public Administration 50 (2): 204, 207.)


There are two categories of government organizations: those responsible to ministers and for which ministers are accountable to the House of Commons; and those that are independent of ministers and for which ministers generally answer to Parliament.


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