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The Agenda with Steve Paikin

After nearly four decades in the federal public service and as the top public servant in Canada, Michael Wernick has collected some insights on what it takes to govern this country effectively. His new book, "Governing Canada: A Guide to the Tradecraft of Politics," details who really holds power, managing politician personalities, prime ministerial missteps, and what he thinks can be done to improve Ottawa.
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Gearing Up for Ontario Election 2022
Aired:
Oct 19, 2021
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