Monday, September 28, 2015

Integrity Commissioner 2.0?

It is a matter of irony that Mayor Eisenberger, who was an initiator of the idea of having an Integrity Commissioner during his first term as mayor, is now serving as mayor in the second installation of an Integrity Commissioner.

The first attempt at  having an Integrity Commissioner serve Hamiltonians, by many accounts and on various levels proved dissapointing and some might say, a failure. Marked by late reports and the quality of some reports deemed unsatisfactory, combined with some of the elements of the contract being left unmet, Hamiltonians appeared miffed by the manner in which the position was allowed to play out. At one point, the Ombudsman of Ontario went as far as condemming one of the reports produced by then I.C. Earl Basse, vowing to use it as an example of how not to write a report.

Our initial chat with Hamilton's new I.C. and Lobbyist Registrar, George Rust D' Eye can be found here.  

A copy of his contract can be viewed by clicking here. A copy of the job description for the Integrity Commissioner position can be found by clicking here.

The webpage for the Integrity Commissioner can be found here.

A copy of the Code of Conduct can be found by clicking here.(Starting at page 40)

The Lobbyist Registry page can be found here.  and the by-law can be found hereA copy of the job description for the Lobbysist Registrar  position can be found by clicking here.

It will be interesting to see how Mr. Rust D'Eye handles complaints that may come forward and whether he is able to gain the confidence of Hamiltonians  

The Hamiltonian continues to wish Mr. Rust D'Eye well in his new duties. 


  1. The I.C and L.R. positions are a complete waste of money. If we did not learn our lesson from the Basse thing, then we never will.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  2. Coming upi with an idea is the easy part. Implementing it is where it counts. I agree that I.C. 1.0 was a failure. Maybe that sits well with the people it really served.

  3. said it was a waste of money last time, if anything I was proven correct


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