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Patrice Dutil

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Patrice Dutil is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. Before joining the department in 2006, he was the Acting Executive Director and Director of Research at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. He started his career in the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Government of Ontario in 1987 as a policy advisor, and then joined TVOntario, the provincial educational broadcaster, where he worked both on corporate policy and in programming in a senior capacity. He joined the Institute of Public Administration of Canada as Director of Research in 1999.

His eight books include Searching For Leadership: Secretaries to Cabinet in Canada, The Service State: Rhetoric, Reality and Promise, and The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario as well as books on diverse aspects of Canadian political history. He was the editor of Canadian Government Executive magazine for two years (2015-2017) and the editor of the “Public Management and Governance Series” at the University of Toronto Press from 2010 to 2018.

Professor Dutil is passionate about Canadian cultural matters. In 1991, he founded and edited for five years the monthly Literary Review of Canada. It is long past its 25th year in publication. He was also President of the Champlain Society (2011-2018)  a century-old institution that publishes  documentary materials on Canada's past.

He pursued his BA at York University, his Master's at the Université de Montreal and his Ph.D. at York University.