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Spenders and Guardians

These terms refer to roles that were traditionally played by central political leadership (PMO, PCO or the Premiers Office) and Cabinet Ministers during the budgetary process.

(David Good, (2007), The Politics of Public Money: Spenders, Guardians, Priority Setters and Financial Watchdogs Inside the Canadian Government, University of Toronto Press.)

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Traditionally, the budget process was described as a “bilateral game” between guardians (central political leadership) and spenders (ministers) who advocated for the needs of their portfolio. Budgetary outcomes/financial allocations were largely due to the interactions and outcomes of these negotiations.
     
Spenders and Guardians

These terms refer to roles that were traditionally played by central political leadership (PMO, PCO or the Premiers Office) and Cabinet Ministers during the budgetary process.

(David Good, (2007), The Politics of Public Money: Spenders, Guardians, Priority Setters and Financial Watchdogs Inside the Canadian Government, University of Toronto Press.)

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Traditionally, the budget process was described as a “bilateral game” between guardians (central political leadership) and spenders (ministers) who advocated for the needs of their portfolio. Budgetary outcomes/financial allocations were largely due to the interactions and outcomes of these negotiations.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 8, 2011


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