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Improving Administrative Justice in Manitoba: Starting with the Appointments Process

Year:
2009

Description:
This report discusses the difficult issue of what role, if any, partisanship (in the sense of appointees’ known sympathies with the government’s political leanings) should play in the appointments process. This report outlines the formal mechanisms for making board appointments in Canadian common law jurisdictions and outlines the issues that arise with the less formal mechanisms. It examines how concerns with appointments have emerged in
Canadian jurisdictions and how governments have changed their appointments processes in response to those concerns. This report describes publicly available information on the current appointments process in Manitoba, and reviews developments and reforms in appointments policies in Canada and other jurisdictions. The final part of this report examines more closely the elements of appointments policies and makes recommendations on a new appointments policy for Manitoba

Jurisdiction:
Manitoba

Publications:
Improving Administrative Justice in Manitoba: Starting with the Appointments Process Executive Summary

Revision History:
This summary was last reviewed in Aug 20, 2013