Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quebec Politicians Need Ethics Watchdog, MNA Says

From The CBC:

An MNA is calling for stricter ethics rules for elected officials in Quebec, with criminal prosecution for those who break them.

"When you realize what has gone on all these years, of course, it is disconcerting," said Amir Khadir, a member of the provincial legislature representing Québec Solidaire.

Quebec politicians are too close to private interests, harming the greater public interest, said Khadir, who is part of the provincial task force overseeing the creation of a new ethics commissioner.

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My Comment: this is so long overdue .... but I doubt it will have the manpower or budget to be an effective watchdog.

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