Blueprint 2020: A Vision for Canada's Federal Public Service that Destroys Public AdministrationCaroline C*
Department of Public Policy and Administration, Walden University, Minnesota, USA
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- Caroline C
Department of Public Policy and Administration
Walden University, Minnesota, USA
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Received Date: May 02, 2017; Accepted Date: May 05, 2017; Published Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: Caroline C (2017) Blueprint 2020: A Vision for Canada’s Federal Public Service that Destroys Public Administration. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 5: 249. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000249
Copyright: © 2017 Caroline C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Blueprint 2020, known also as Destination 2020, coined by the former Privy Council Wayne Wouter, was introduced with a big celebration. Public servants across the federal and provincial levels were excited and elevated as they participated in the exercise. It was introduced as a proposed way to remedy the chronic dysfunctionality condition of the government today. The exercise was so focused on the individuality and practical ideas that many became lost in this exercise. In a nutshell, Blueprint 2020 is about the destruction of the Canadian public service. No one sees its destructive impact because of its grand introduction and its practicality that suits the desires of young public servants who seem to have been bred to think in a short-term paradigm. This paper discusses the theoretical meaning of public administration, its meaningful application in the field of practicality, the impact of the Blueprint 2020, and a propose method to strengthen public administration, and the roles of scholars or what scholars can do to remedy the dysfunctionality of the public administration system of management and administration. Towne in his “Economic Engineers” stated that when there is dysfunctionality in the organization, never ask a business, an administrative clerk, or a social worker to fix it, but ask a person who is specially trained in the field. Public administration is an academic field, a field of science, and a field of managerial and professional application. It requires the scholars to play a significant role in the leadership and management of the public service.