Because Mr. Guité was regularly receiving instructions directly from his Ministers, David Dingwall and Alfonso Gagliano, and because he had
direct access to persons in the PMO, including the Chief of Staff of
the Prime Minister, Mr. Guité was no longer subject to the authority
and direction of his immediate superior, either Richard Neville or James
Stobbe, nor was he subject to the authority and oversight of the Deputy
Minister, Ranald Quail. In their eyes and those of everyone in the public
service, he was in a special category, seemingly exempt from the usual
reporting rules, and not obliged to conform to normal practices and
procedures. Only one subordinate, Allan Cutler, dared to challenge Mr.Guité’s authority and methods and, as a result, he was declared surplus
by Mr. Guité.
Let the Liberals run all the retired astronauts and obscure actresses they can find.
One ounce of integrity outweighs a ton of celebrity.