Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Montreal Opposition Wants Tougher Ethics Code

Vision Montreal mayoral candidate Louise Harel (left) and opposition leader Benoit Labonté say the proposed code of ethics for city councillors is "toothless." Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette

From the CBC:

Montreal's city hall opposition says it will push for an independent ethics commissioner and tougher penalties for elected officials.

The city's opposition party was expected to present its recommendations for a new code of ethics at a council meeting Monday night.

Former Vision Montréal leader Benoît Labonté says the only way to fight corruption at city hall is to name an independent person to oversee ethics investigations, one who can impose penalties on elected officials who violate the rules.

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Vision Montreal says proposed code of ethics is 'toothless' -- Montreal Gazette

Update #2: Proposed council code of ethics "weak": Labonté -- CTV

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