All posts tagged government oversight agencies

U.N. head of Office of Internal Oversight Services under investigation

This is an interesting story, coming so soon after Christiane Ouimet, Canada’s former federal Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, resigned from her job in disgrace following findings of ineffectiveness and abusiveness by the Auditor General of Canada. This phenomenon of corrupt oversight agency bosses is also familiar to Americans. In 2008, Scott J. Bloch, the former […]

Media Update for December 29, 2010

News Summary and Comment: There’s a range of accountability and transparency stories today – a smorgasbord, if you will. I won’t be commenting today as it’s the holidays. See you next Wednesday, and Happy New Year! ——————————————————————————————————– Most Federal Government Watchdogs not Working Oilsands Environmental Monitoring Criticized Court Overturns Decision that Cleared Tories of Campaign […]

Media Update for November 15, 2010

The Quebec construction industry corruption scandal continues to batter Jean Charest and his government in Quebec. Opposition parties are being very vocal about wanting a public inquiry, with Charest steadfastly refusing. This is being interpreted by the public as him having something to hide. Others note, however, that a public inquiry would get in the […]