George Radwanski and Paul Martin

On his watch

St. Boniface - Thursday, June 26, 2003 - by: Mike Reilly


Paul Martin must offer an opinion on George Radwanski's disgraceful conduct as an officer of Parliament. Since Martin was Finance Minister and responsible for approving the departmental budgets during the Privacy Commissioner's expense account adventures, his silence is troublesome. Either Martin was complicit in the departmental mismanagement of the Privacy Commission Office, or was unable to provide the appropriate oversight needed to prevent the fiasco.


In either case, Martin appears to have no respect for the public purse. Furthermore, he must tell Canadians why he did not implement "whistle-blower" legislation as was promised in the Liberal Red Book of 1993. Such protection for public employees, coupled with strong parliamentary oversight (another forgotten Liberal promise) would reduce the likelihood of another Radwanski's from wasting tax dollars. Martin's stonewalling suggests there may be other offenders lurking in Ottawa offices, hoping to avoid detection before his ascension to PM.




Mike Reilly



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