Title: Public housing accountability in Nunavut, Canada: a proposed framework for examining accountability relationships

Authors: Ron Baker; Bettina Schneider; Robert B. Anderson

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada ' School of Business and Public Administration, First Nations University of Canada, 1 First Nations Way, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 7K2, Canada ' Faculty of Business, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2, Canada

Abstract: Public housing in Nunavut is a critical service that has been plagued by overcrowding, health and safety issues, and in recent years, significant cost overruns. Accountability is an integral part of public service delivery and democratic governance. In this paper, an investigative framework for examining accountability for the delivery of public housing in Nunavut is proposed. A model of accountability relationships is used to provoke a critical examination of the mechanisms fostering, examining and reporting on accountability. A simplified illustration is provided that examines the issue of reporting requirements and accountability between the Government of Nunavut, the Nunavut Housing Corporation and a local housing organisation.

Keywords: indigenous peoples; financial reporting; Nunavut; public housing; governmentality; Canada; accountability relationships.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.083214

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2017 Vol.18 No.3, pp.363 - 381

Received: 05 Dec 2015
Accepted: 06 Dec 2015

Published online: 22 Mar 2017 *

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