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$1.7 million worth of questions the government is disinclined to answer

$1.7 million worth of questions the government is disinclined to answer

In any real democracy, there would likely be demands for an independent commission of enquiry. Corruption within the ranks of an anti-corruption agency is serious stuff. Any government that truly aims to live up to the highest standards of accountability will agree to one. Instead, we have a longish statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) that contains no information as to how it occurred. All it gives is a brief narrative of what it has done since the day a tip-off was received. Yes, it does say that “The Prime Minister appointed an independent review panel to look at how this case happened, and to strengthen the financial procedures and audit system in CPIB to prevent a recurrence,” and that “The recommendations of the panel are being implemented.” However, the findings of the panel are not published. In any case, calling it “independent” in what is effectively ...

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