It’s time for the Ontario government to get rid of the province’s so-called ‘integrity commissioners.’
Queen’s Park requires every municipality to have such a person available. The idea is to have someone on hand who can look into unethical behaviour by local politicians and levy fines on those found guilty of any misconduct.
On paper, it sounds like a good idea. But too many people are using it as a political weapon. They take silly complaints to the commissioner rather than solving their problems politically, at the ballot box.