Fusion of Powers? Building Connections Between the Public Service and the Legislative Branch

Fusion of Powers? Building Connections Between the Public Service and the Legislative Branch

As a former legislative intern, the author has had the opportunity to employ the knowledge of the legislative process he gained through his internship to great effect in his current role as a policy analyst with the federal public service. In this article he suggests this type of experience, if more widely available to public servants, could reinforce a sense of appreciation for the principle of parliamentary review, provide insight into how the legislative process can impact policy development, and allow them to develop their political acuity.