Presented by Ian Stedman
After providing a brief overview of government ethics laws in Canada, Ian will explain why the federal laws stand apart from those at other levels of government. He will analyze Justin Trudeau’s actions in the Aga-Khan and SNC-Lavalin affairs, ask what has been learned from those high-profile breaches and consider why there seem to be no consequences for violating these well-established laws. Finally, Ian will expose some of the biggest deficiencies in Canada’s federal government ethics regime and present some possible solutions. Discussion to follow.
IAN STEDMAN has just completed his Ph.D. dissertation at Osgoode Hall Law School on the topic of the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s office. He has an LL.B., has worked for several years in the Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario, is called to the bar in Ontario and has Masters degrees in both law and philosophy.
When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Where: 140 McLaughlin College Senior Common Room, from 12 - 1:30 P.M.
Everyone is Welcome!
Hosted by the Office of the College Head, McLaughlin College and York Collegium for Practical Ethics (YCPE)