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How Government Really Works

A field guide to bureaucracies in Canada

by Jane Allt & Angela Poirier

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This book exposes the inherent complexities and challenges found in government environments and offers insights to help bureaucrats, and those working alongside bureaucrats, better understand the dynamics of provincial government in Canada.

The authors are career civil servants with more than 60 years of service between them. They share practical advice and include insights from senior bureaucrats and academics, about how best to navigate relationships within the government sector. The result is an entertaining and fast-paced read.

The book is aimed at civil servants, politicians, media, unions, lobbyists and others who work closely with the bureaucracy and who want to better understand how the system works.

About the Authors

Jane Allt

JANE ALLT worked for the Nova Scotia public service for 30 years in both central agencies and line departments. She attended Mount Saint Vincent University and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master in Public Administration degree. She is also a graduate of the Queen's University Executive Program for HR Leaders and the provincial government's Executive Leadership Program. She has been a volunteer with not for profit organizations for more than 40 years. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Angela Poirier

ANGELA POIRIER joined the Nova Scotia public service as a coordinator of customer relations with transportation before moving into senior communications roles with economic development; tourism, culture and heritage; and environment. She also held a senior project management position with finance; and retired from the service as a senior policy analyst with justice. Her experience is complemented with a Master in Public Administration degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She lives in Shad Bay, Nova Scotia.
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The authors are former career civil servants with more than 60 years of service combined who have worked in many different government departments including HR, justice, finance, transportation and culture. They are excited about building camaraderie and offering guidance to people dedicated to serving the public good. Jane Allt lives in Halifax and Angela Poirier lives in Shad Bay, Nova Scotia.

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