news sign: That's a tall order for the slow-moving wheels of a bureaucracy, which prefers stability, continuity, long-term planning and avoids risks that could land them or a government in hot water, according to National Observer. The agenda is political survival, said Donald Savoie, the Canada Research Chair in public administration and governance at the Universit de Moncton. But they will have to be fast, thorough, candid, make no mistakes, avoid controversy and forget about big policy ideas. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing Public servants will keep their heads below the parapet; provide policy advice; feed the beast in central agencies and Parliament. Public servants read tea leaves better than anyone, and they know bold ideas don't sell. But there will be no market for bold ideas. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.