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Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
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Banner: First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Banner: Leading Canada

Rewarding the Faithful

The prime minister needs to maintain support within the party and the Parliamentary caucus. One traditional way of bolstering this support is through the judicious use of patronage. As Mackenzie Bowell asserted, "You consult your friends when anything is to be done in a constituency, and it is the merest hypocrisy to preach or lay down any other doctrine..."


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