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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Are the Alberta NDP keeping their promise to improve ethics in government?

Days after the Alberta New Democratic Party was elected with a majority government in 2015, I wrote a column outlining the promises made in the party’s election platform to improve ethics in government. One year later, here is a look at thos… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Are the Alberta NDP keeping their promise to improve ethics in government?

Montreal Simon: Ethics Watchdog May Investigate Harper’s Inner Circle

Well I'm glad to see that Senategate might not be just a one shot made for TV movie. Where we only get to hear from selected members of the Con mob.It may be a much longer series where we get to hear from just about EVERYONE in Lord Harp's inner circle.The Commons' ethics watchdog . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ethics Watchdog May Investigate Harper’s Inner Circle

Alberta Diary: Still hoping for a ‘deal’ with AUPE, Alberta Deputy Premier Dave Hancock has a Seinfeld moment

Deputy Premier Dave Hancock holds forth in the Legislature this morning as a few bored reporters half-heartedly listen. Below: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who could have written Mr. Hancock’s script; former Reform Party and now former SIRC chair Chuck Strahl.

With nothing to report in “negotiations” between the government of Alberta and the Alberta . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Still hoping for a ‘deal’ with AUPE, Alberta Deputy Premier Dave Hancock has a Seinfeld moment

Impolitical: Public Works protects itself from future ministers

Behold the Christian Paradis legacy to Public Works from his time as minister: Public Works said Saturday that action had been taken to address situations where the minister wants civil servants to meet with companies from the local riding, but didn’t elaborate.

“Policies and procedures on this matter have been communicated to staff through . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Public Works protects itself from future ministers

Impolitical: Another feckless accountability mechanism weighs in

The Ethics Commissioner has finally gotten around to deciding on the Rahim Jaffer matter where, if you will recall from way back in 2010 when this arose, Mr. Jaffer was seeing the ministerial door swung wide open to him. This report, coming in March 2012, is just way, way too late to put the fear . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Another feckless accountability mechanism weighs in