Government Works!

An introduction to the mechanics of government

This workshop provides a comprehensive road map of government including such topics as the mechanics of government, the policy'making process, legislation-making, and controllership and accountability.

Three days - $750 pp + HST

Contact us for possible dates.


This three-day workshop provides participants with a comprehensive road map of federal government authorities, structures, and processes. It covers the mechanics of government and Parliament, policy-making and budgetary processes, legislation, and regulations among other topics.

Who will benefit from this workshop

This course is designed for public servants of the EC-2 to EC-7 levels, or equivalent. New recruits or seasoned employees will all benefit from this workshop.

What participants learn

  • The origins of democracy
  • Canada's constitutional framework
  • The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • An overview of selected statutory authorities and requirements
Government Structures
  • Parliament
    • The Executive
    • Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Central agencies
  • The judicial system
  • Central planning and policy development
  • Memoranda to Cabinet and TB Submissions
  • Comptrollership and Accountability
  • Parliamentary Process
    • Passage of Bills
    • Parliamentary finance

Workshop Facilitator

Ian Hornby

To book a workshop

Contact Ian to discuss how and when he can offer your group a workshop.

Ian Hornby:
Phone: (613) 612-4798
Email: learn@brattlestreet.ca
Website: www.brattlestreet.ca

Last Updated: February 25, 2019

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