Thursday, July 02, 2015

Globe2Go What is gov­ern­ment good for? It’s time for an an­swer.


Government is now a big whale that can’t swim, that can’t keep up with the fast-changing global economy. It has too many management layers, too many oversight bodies and too many public servants generating performance reports that feed a fabricated bottom line that has no footing. The government is now also home to too many conflicting goals and has piled on too many activities on top of one another. In the process, it has lost sight of its core responsibilities, including managing effectively a regulatory regime that not only is able to set standards, but also to make sure that they are respected, as LacMégantic so clearly demonstrated. Notwithstanding high-profile program reviews, the government still relies on across-theboard cuts to control spending.

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