GOVERNANCE IN TRANSITION: MOTHBALLING MANITOBA’S COUNCIL ON POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • Dan Smith

Abstract

Examining the Government of Manitoba decision in 2014 to eliminate the Council on Post-Secondary Education, this article argues that government sought to exercise greater control over the public post-secondary system and its institutions in the province for the purpose of exacting greater control over system integration. While the elimination of the agency was consistent with the elimination of similar agencies in other provinces, the article finds that the direction of the new post-secondary governance model is less collegial and less consultative with more emphasis on regulation, and ministerial influence than was the case with the previous intermediary model, continuing trends in Manitoba towards greater government control. 

Published
2017-07-25
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Articles