The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of by Patrice Dutil

By Patrice Dutil

Finance departments have usually been portrayed as guardians of the general public handbag. In The Guardian, a multidisciplinary workforce of individuals examines the Ministry of Finance of Ontario because the moment global conflict. over the last sixty years the Ministry was once reworked from a comparatively small 'Treasury' to a cosmopolitan coverage computer. What begun as a modest bookkeeping operation advanced right into a key bureaucratic and coverage enterprise because the executive of Ontario assumed a management place in constructing the province.

These essays show Ontario's 'finance' as a dynamic coverage factor formed by way of the personalities of premiers and ministers, the energies of public servants in any respect degrees, and a serious discussion among political and administrative worlds. Drawing on assorted methodologies, this assortment profiles a ministry as coverage entrepreneur, spender, profit generator, capability builder, price range director, application supervisor, and intergovernmental agent. The Guardian fills an important hole in public management literature and in so doing describes how Ontario's Ministry of Finance outlined its function as 'guardian.'

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