All posts tagged Don Garrett

Harper’s Man Friday

Ian Bron and Allan Cutler Last week, the government announced that Stephen Harper had appointed a new Integrity Commissioner, Joe Friday, who has been with the office since 2008 and was the last Commissioner’s Deputy. This was not a surprise to us, but it is a disappointment. It is also a slap in the face […]

Integrity Commissioner Finds More Wrongdoing, But Is It Enough?

After reading with interest the March 2013 report of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mario Dion, regarding misconduct at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), we would like to congratulate him for finding and substantiating a whistleblowing situation. On the positive side, Dion’s office received the report on May 11, 2012 and initiated an investigation […]

Has Anything Changed at the Integrity Commissioner’s Office?

It appears that the more that things change, the more they remain the same. When Christine Ouimet was replaced as Integrity Commissioner under a cloud of scandal, Mario Dion was brought in as Interim Commissioner. A change of culture and approach was promised. Mr. Dion repeatedly made assurances that his office was doing work to […]