David Hutton is a senior fellow at the Centre For Free Expression at Ryerson University and former executive director of FAIR.
Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion has to repair this void. But it cannot be done until his idea of â€˜engagementâ€™ is modified to allow for meaningful dialogue that can influence his actions.
This is the story of how Canadian authorities suck up to a powerful industry that has a track record of bad behaviour, how public servants who get in the way are punished, and how the watchdog thatâ€™s supposed to investigate suspected wrongdoing is turning a blind eye.
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