Bibliography - The Role and Responsibilities of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

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Selected Readings


A. Writings by former Clerks on their roles:

Heeney, A.D.P. "Cabinet Government in Canada," Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, vol. 12 (August 1946), 282-301.

Heeney, A.D.P. The Things That Are Caesar's: Memoirs of a Canadian Public Servant. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972, 73-81.

Pickersgill, J. My Years with Louis St. Laurent. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1975, 173-180.

Pitfield, Michael. "The Shape of Government in the 1980s: Techniques and Instruments for Policy Formulation at the Federal Level," Canadian Public Administration, vol.nbsp;19 (Spring 1976), 8-20.

Robertson, Gordon. "The Changing Role of the Privy Council Office," Canadian Public Administration, vol. 14 (Fall 1971), 487-508.

Tellier, Paul M. "L'évolution du rôle du Bureau du Conseil privé et du secrétaire du Cabinet," Administration publique du Canada, vol. 15 (été 1972), 377-382.

B. The perspective of the political level on the Privy Council Office:

Lalonde, Marc. "The Changing Role of the Prime Minister's Office," Canadian Public Administration, vol. 14 (Fall 1971), 509-537.

Sharp, Mitchell. "Decision-making in the Federal Cabinet," Canadian Public Administration, vol. 19 (Spring 1976), 1-7.

C. Articles and Extracts on former Clerks:

Gray, Charlotte. "The Fixer," Saturday Night, vol. 100 (December 1985), 13-14, 16-17.

Granatstein, J.L. A Man of Influence: Norman A. Robertson and Canadian Statecraft, 1929 - 68. Ottawa: Deneau Publishers, 1981, 246-282.

Granatstein, J.L. The Ottawa Men: The Civil Service Mandarins, 1935-1957. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1982, 187-225.

McCall-Newman, Christina. "Michael Pitfield and the Politics of Mismanagement," Saturday Night, vol. 97 (October 1982), 24-44.

Vastel, Michel. "Miss Canada fait le grand ménage," L'Actualité, vol. 19, no. 17 (novembre 1994), 28-35.

D. Articles, Extracts and Other Publications on the Privy Council Office:

Aykroyd, Peter. To Swell a Progress. Ottawa: Privy Council Office, 1974.

Banks, Margaret. "Privy Council, Cabinet and Ministry in Britain and Canada," The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, vol. 31, no. 2 (May 1965), 193-205.

Bauer, Julien. "Les administrations centrales: la jonction du politique et de l'administratif." dans Tremblay, P.P. L'État administrateur; mode et émergences. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1997, 25-47.

Campbell, Colin and Szablowski, G.J. The Super Bureaucrats: Structure and Behaviour in Central Agencies. Toronto: MacMillan, 1979, Chapter 2 and 69-83.

Davis, Henry. "The Nature of the Privy Council," Canadian Legal Studies, vol. 1, no. 5 (December 1968), 300-306.

Doern, G. Bruce. "The Development of Policy Organizations in the Executive Arena." in G. Bruce Doern and Peter Aucoin (eds.). The Structures of Policy-Making in Canada. Toronto: MacMillan, 1971, 39-78.

Foster, Peter. The Sorcerer's Apprentices: Canada's Super-Bureaucrats and the Energy Mess. Toronto: Collins, 1982, 49-55.

Halliday, W.E.D. "The Executive of the Government in Canada," Canadian Public Administration, vol. 2 (December 1959), 229-241.

Halliday, W.E.D. "The Privy Council Office and Cabinet Secretariat in Relation to the Development of Cabinet Government." in Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The Canada Year Book. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1956.

Hay, Murray A. "Understanding the PCO -- The Ultimate Facilitator," Optimum, vol. 13, no. 1 (Winter 1982), 5-20.

Mallory, J.R. "The Two Clerks: Parliamentary Discussion of the Role of the Privy Council Office," Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 10 (March 1977), 3-19.

Savoie, Donald J. Governing from the Center: The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 109-155.