Friday, March 02, 2001

A 78 year old retired judge, who was Ontario's integrity commissioner, has been forced to resign when it was revealed that he had an unidentified 'friend' write a judgment clearing the Premier of Ontario of wrongdoing in a controversial plan to dump Toronto's garbage in an abandoned mine in Northern Ontario. Presumably he had to resign to protect the Premier from any embarassing connection he might have to the 'friend'. I would have preferred to keep the existing integrity commissioner and appoint a new integrity commissioner for the integrity commissioner!