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Sunday, March 07, 2004

D'oh! 

For the civil service, there's a basic conundrum in the sponsorship scandal. CNEWS - Auditor frets loss of trust in Ottawa
No civil servant ever got ahead by saying no to their minister. In fact, saying no means you are NOT doing your job of serving the public. As civil servants are reminded if they question a minister's order, the one person in the whole department who was elected by the public is the minister. Scandals like the sponsorship scandal are devastating to the civil service not because the public doesn't trust them anymore, but because they no longer trust themselves or their own judgment.

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