Also from David Emerson’s interview.
Mr. Emerson, stressing that he was speaking about his experience under both Canadian prime ministers as well as during his time in the B.C. government, said there is a “dangerous” domination of Canadian leaders by small groups of advisers.
“I think in Canada generally there is an under-appreciation of the degree to which small cadres of advisers kind of close in on the leader, and keep him or her probably too insulated from sort of your average Canadian,” he said. “And that’s dangerous.”
Rest assured, that description is in no way applicable to our current prime minister.