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Parliamentary Accountability (in Canada)

The concept that Parliament must have the means to hold to account those on whom it has conferred the powers of the state.

(D’Ombrain,2007, 198-199)

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Parliamentary accountability means that Parliament must have the means to hold to account those on whom it has conferred the powers of the state, be they ministers or non-elected officials.

 

Reference

D’Ombrain, Nicholas. 2007. “Ministerial Responsibility and the Machinery of Government.” Canadian Public Administration 50 (2): 195-217.

     

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