All posts tagged Margaret Haydon

The Ethical Bureaucrat’s Dilemma

Ian Bron Several weeks ago I published a piece on the Hill Times website commenting on the failure of the federal government’s ethics program. It could be interpreted as suggesting that the phrase “public service ethics” is an oxymoron. It isn’t, of course. There are many in government today who are highly ethical, who come […]

Has the federal government’s ethics program failed?

As 2013 comes to a close, it is  time to take stock of the state of the federal government. It  has been a year of years, with the Senate Scandal dominating. It wasn’t the only story involving dodgy ethics, either. Former Justice Canada lawyer Edgar Schmidt was pushed out of the Department for challenging a […]

No place to hide for Canadian whistleblowers

(Published in the Hill Times on August 14, 2011) Why does Canada treat its whistleblowers so badly? Even though only it has been just a few years since the Sponsorship Scandal, which was exposed by Allan Cutler and another anonymous whistleblower, it’s a question that needs to be asked. Why? Because, yet again, Canadian whistleblowers […]