IOG Policy Brief No. 23: Public Service Ethics in the New Millennium: The Evolving Canadian System

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Author: Cornelius von Baeyer & Marc Saner

This paper provides an introduction to the new and diverse system of public service codes in Canada, and derives six underlying principles from the system. The principles are universal and could be applied to entire ethics programs both in Canada and abroad. The brief also explores the emerging challenge of maintaining coherence in the system overall, and poses timely questions regarding the future development of the Canadian ethics code system.

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Institute on Governance

Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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