This past week we had the pleasure of meeting Lynn Morrison, Acting Integrity Commissioner for the Ontario public service. Ms. Morrison was helpful in detailing the nature of her work and the various responsibilities that the Office of the Integrity Commissioner assumes. This encompasses a diverse range of roles, including but not exclusive to MMP integrity, expenses review and accountability and lobbyist registration. To this end, Ms. Morrison was able to give us a comprehensive understanding of the mechanicisms that she and her colleagues have implemented to create a culture of accountability, transparency and openness within the public sector.
Ms. Morrison’s in-depth knowledge about her work was best exemplified with the quality of her responses to our many questions. She was able to provide us a brief but thorough education about the challenges she faces as Commissioner, as well as a broad idea of the kinds of cases she deals with. We left our meeting with a greater sense of appreciation of the Commissioner’s duties, particularly given the level of tact and discretion that is necessary in her line of work. We would like to thank Ms. Morrison for speaking with us, and her enlightening insights into her profession.