By Robert A. Wardhaugh
William Clifford Clark, federal deputy minister of finance from 1932 to 1952, had a profound influence on Canadian heritage. an immense highbrow determine through the first 1/2 the 20 th century, he was once chief of 'The Ottawa Men,' a bunch of federal civil servants who formed a brand new liberal imaginative and prescient of the state. Robert A. Wardhaugh chronicles Clark's contributions to Canada's smooth kingdom in Behind the Scenes, which reconstructs the general public existence and ideas of 1 of Canada's most crucial bureaucrats.
The division of Finance sat on the centre of serious federal judgements and debates. From this axis, Clark's wide-ranging contributions to Canadian coverage have been not anything in need of exceptional: he was once the motive force at the back of the production of the financial institution of Canada and he spearheaded nationwide housing coverage. Clarke additionally controlled the economic system through the nice melancholy and through the second one international struggle and he used to be instrumental in forging Canada's overseas financial position within the postwar era.
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Behind the Scenes: The Life and Work of William Clifford Clark (IPAC Series in Public Management and Governance) by Robert A. Wardhaugh