Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Whistle-blowing, public appointments, conflicts offices have no influence

Whistle-blowing, public appointments, conflicts offices have no influence: "Whistle-blowing, public appointments, conflicts offices have no influence
Stephen Harper set up watchdog offices, but most have yet to make an impact on government.
By Cynthia M√ľnster
Hill Times: July 13th, 2009
The Commissioner of Lobbying, the Public Appointments Commission, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, all created by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Federal Accountability Act have yet to make a difference in the federal landscape, say machinery of government experts.
With the visible exception of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the offices and commissioners created have not yet had a measurable impact."

Why we need more public oversight - the Canadian Citizen Accountaility Act- How about building confidence and trust by using the public as an oversight group? PR

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