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Author Ward, Norman, 1918-1990, author

Title The public purse : a study in Canadian democracy / Norman Ward
Published [Toronto] : University of Toronto Press, [1951]
©1951
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Series Canadian government series ; 11
Canadian government series ; 11
Contents Cover; PREFACE; A NOTE ON THE DOCUMENTATION; 1 INTRODUCTION; 2 THE POWER OF THE PURSE BEFORE CONFEDERATION; 3 CONFEDERATION AND RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT; 4 THE SELECT STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, 1867-78; 5 THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE AND THE AUDITOR GENERAL, 1879-90; 6 THE SCANDAL SESSIONS, 1891-6; 7 THE AUDITOR GENERAL VERSUS THE LIBERAL ADMINISTRATION, 1896-1905; 8 A NEW AUDITOR GENERAL AND AN OLD COMMITTEE, 1905-11; 9 THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE WAR, 1911-21; 10 THE NADIR OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE, 1921-39; 11 THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-45; 12 THE POST-WAR PERIOD, 1946-60
13 THE GRANTING OF SUPPLY BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR14 THE GRANTING OF SUPPLY SINCE THE FIRST WORLD WAR; 15 THE RECORD AND THE FUTURE; APPENDIX: THE FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT, 1951, AND AMENDMENTS; INDEX
Summary The book demonstrates how erratic the Commons' record has been, ranging from the good to the very bad, and while recent developments in the House appearing promising, they do not yet offer convincing evidence of a permanent change towards effective scrutiny by it of expenditure by the executive
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Canada. Parliament. House of Commons -- History.
Finance, Public -- Canada -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 148757441X (electronic bk.)
9781487574413 (electronic bk.)