"Graham White renders a clear account of the development, structure, and operation of cabinet in Canada and the role of first ministers at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels. He discusses how the processes that support cabinet are affected by the considerable power of the first minister, and looks at the ways in which they permit the involvement of other elected members and the public." "Taking the view that characterizing our Westminster-style government as a benign dictatorship is an oversimplification, White examines first ministers and cabinets in terms of accountability and transparency and proposes realistic improvements to this vital aspect of Canadian democracy."
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index.