The handling of Christiane Ouimet's case is a bellwether for future efforts to clean up government and to crack down on misconduct that undermines the public's trust in our democratic institutions.
David Hutton – February 21, 2011
Thanks to Auditor General Sheila Fraser and her painstaking investigation into Christiane Ouimet's conduct, it's now well understood what the former integrity commissioner was doing during her three-year tenure. Regrettably, the picture that has emerged is a disturbing one.
According to the AG, Ouimet was an autocratic manager, berating and intimidating her staff to the point where 18 out of 22 left in one twelve-month period. She also conducted a campaign of reprisals against a former staff member who she suspected (incorrectly) of complaining about her.