What I indicated is that over the last dozen years things had changed -- for the worse, with much more documentation required, more levels of approval, more centralization of power at the top. It changed post Chretien because the Tories blamed the bureaucrats for allowing Chretien's adscam games even though it was clear those involved were breaking all kinds of existing rules but being protected by their political masters. No new rules were required, but we got the Accountability Act anyway.
Ok, I see. So it's even worse than I suspected. We need to take these services farther away from the reach of political mismanagers.