All posts tagged Shiv Chopra

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 […]

It’s time Ottawa fix its broken trust with Canadians

The article below was first published in Ottawa’s Hill Times on December 5, 2011 It has become a sad truism that Canadians’ faith and trust in our federal government has been consistently declining. This is hardly news. Over the past decade, federal government studies from the likes of Public Works and Government Services in 2001 […]