In an article posted on PoliticsWatch
yesterday, it appears thta the Conservatives are already dancing around a few of their accountability election promises. The article, based on work by our friends at Democracy Watch (I just put their link on the bar at the left), indicates that the Conservatives put in place most of their accountability platform already - that which didn't need parliamentary approval. Democracy Watch notes five promises that could have been put in place that were either watered down (one) or ignored altogether (four).
The proposals in question deal with the role of the ethics commissioner, the handling of blind trusts, and the five year limit on lobbying by former ministers and staffers.
I applaud the Conservatives on going some distance to tightening up the regulations, but I'd like them to go all the way on the promised changes. That is all I expect of them.
For more aggressive changes, I look to the NDP.