A montreal lawyer appointed watch-dog of ethics federal

News 11 December, 2017

    Christopher Nardi

    Monday, December 11, 2017 16:13

    Monday, December 11, 2017 16:13

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    OTTAWA-The Liberals of Justin Trudeau has chosen a montreal lawyer and career public servant to fill the position of guard dog for the ethical conduct of elected officials.

    Mario Dion, who should be the next Commissioner of conflict of interest and ethics federal, has announced the government leader of the Bardish Chagger in the House of commons on Monday afternoon.

    If his appointment is endorsed by parliament, one who has worked for more than 35 years in the upper echelons of the federal public service will take up the torch of Mary Dawson. It has notably launched last month a survey of the current minister of Finance Bill Morneau in connection with allegations of conflict of interest between him and the firm he founded, Morneau Shepell.

    Mr. Dion is currently the president of the Commission of the immigration and refugee board of Canada since 2015. The lawyer Montreal native has also held the position of integrity commissioner the public sector between 2011 to 2014 and has worked in the legal department of many federal departments and agencies since 1980.

    “Mario Dion has an impressive roadmap as a senior civil servant, which spans three decades and six different governments. This makes him an excellent choice to become the next commissioner of conflict of interest and ethics in Canada. I am convinced that it will continue the work to strengthen accountability and trust,” said news Mrs Chagger.