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Executive Director David Hutton speaks to Brad Giffen of CTV News regarding the case of diplomat whistleblower Richard Colvin.
Following his confirmation in December as Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mario Dion appeared before the Senate Committee on National Finance.
Senators tackled Mr. Dion on the three topics suggested by FAIR, and also put him on notice that his office has to start uncovering wrongdoing to justify its existence. David Hutton comments on the day's proceedings.
On today's episide of CBC's Power and Politics, the FAIR website was featured and described as "the most dangerous in Ottawa".
Two well-known bloggers, David Eaves and Kady O'Malley, discuss the plight of whistleblowers with host Evan Solomon and how these stories are often overlooked by the mainstream media, leaving it to bloggers and sites like FAIR to give them prominence.
Executive Director David Hutton summarizes what we know today about 'grand' corruption, how this threatens Canadian society, and whistleblowing as a key anti-corruption strategy. (41 minutes)
Presented to the Ottawa Friday Luncheon Discussion Club, 6th March 2009.
On Friday 25th May, Dr. Nancy Olivieri received an honorary degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Dalhousie. This is the most recent of numerous honours and awards that Olivieri has received over the years.
The university recognized Olivieri "...for taking a courageous stand that helped bring issues of medical ethics to the forefront of our collective consciousness, and for her national and international research in blood disorders. In both of these realms, Dr. Olivieri has chosen to look beyond herself in order to advance the greater good."
Al Pucino plays Officer Frank Serpico, in the true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. Tagline: many of his fellow officers considered him the most dangerous man alive – an honest cop.
With the sale of Canada's lavish ambassador's residence in Ireland this 2003 CBC documentary is now topical again. Once valued at up to $35 million, Strathmore sits next door to millionaire rock star Bono's luxury home – but it's much larger.
For years public servants repeatedly recommended that the property be sold, since it was so expensive to run and far beyond the requirements for an official residence. But the minister nixed this plan – in a one-line email. Joanna Gualtieri explains how the system works to perpetuate lavish waste and extravagance.
CBC The National reports on former Integrity Commissioner Christiane Ouimet's testimony to the Public Accounts committee.
In her testimony Ouimet claimed that the Auditor General's report was completely wrong, that she (Ouimet) had been victimized by this intense audit of her office, and that she was confident that she had always done the right thing. When questioned about her $500,000 settlement package she said that she was given a 'non-negotiable offer' and felt that she had no choice but to accept it. (2 min 30 sec)
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Former CIA agent John Kiriakou speaks out just days after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison, becoming the first CIA official to face jail time for any reason relating to the U.S. torture program.
Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by revealing the identity of a covert officer to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. Supporters say Kiriakou is being unfairly targeted for having been the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding.