From July 2007 to the end of 2018, former federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson let 95% of federal Cabinet ministers, MPs and government officials she investigated off the hook, including many who clearly violated federal ethics rules. An incredible 218 of her 253 rulings were secret rulings. An incredible 218 of her 253 rulings have been secret rulings. To see details about her negligently weak enforcement record, click here.
From July 2008 to the end of 2018, former federal Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd let 84% of the lobbyists she caught violating lobbying rules off the hook. An incredible 88 of her 105 rulings were secret rulings. Commissioner Shepherd referred only a few cases to the RCMP, and as a result since 2008 only 4 lobbyists have been prosecuted for violating lobbying rules. To see details about her negligently weak enforcement record, click here.
Neither the Ethics Commissioner nor the Lobbying Commissioner did any audits to catch people violating the rules – so likely many hundreds of other people have violated the rules without being caught.
In 2010, the Auditor General audited the negligently weak record of the federal Integrity Commissioner, and she was held accountable for her poor record. The Ethics Commissioner’s and Lobbying Commissioner’s records are just as bad as the Integrity Commissioner’s record was.
Please send your letter now using the form on this page – help call on the Auditor General to audit Ethics Commissioner Dawson and Lobbying Commissioner Shepherd like the AG audited the Integrity Commissioner in 2010.
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Group calls on Auditor General to audit performance of federal Ethics Commissioner given negligently weak enforcement record that is a sad joke
Group calls on Auditor General to audit performance of federal Commissioner of Lobbying and RCMP given negligently weak enforcement record that is a sad joke