Canada Slips in Anti-Corruption Rankings

By Olivia Ward, The Star, 05 May 2011

Canada has slipped from 11th to 19th of 100 countries assessed by the world’s most comprehensive monitor of international government accountability. 

Global Integrity, a Washington-based research group, uses more than 300 indicators to measure accountability, integrity and the democratic process. Syria was at the bottom of the anti corruption list with South Korea on top. 

“There’s a continuing set of challenges that exist in the Canadian context around political financing, which are similar to the U.S. and Western Europe,” said Nathaniel Heller, the group’s managing director. They include conflicts of interest and lack of safeguards over a number of government branches, he added. […]


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