There has been much discussion recently about conflict of interest rules, what is and isn't a conflict of interest, and whether there can be degrees of conflicts of interest.
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While most would say that it is a conflict of interest for Prime Minister Harper's chief of staff Nigel Wright to meet and be lobbied by Barrick Gold, in almost every case the lobbying is legal.
The federal Conservatives' so-called Action Plan that they will submit to the Open Government Partnership meeting in Brazil fails to increase public integrity and transparency in the government.
Jamelle Bouie of TAPPED urges President Barack Obama to take up the issue of mental health care in his upcoming speech on the Arizona mass shooting.
A former managing director of a private equity firm, Nigel Wright, as Stephen Harper's new chief of staff, hangs on to shares from his former employer.