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2015-11-27
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The Law of Government Ethics: Federal, Ontario and British Columbia, Second Edition
By: Gregory J. Levine, Ph.D., LL.B.
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Description

This resource is intended to guide lawyers, public servants and politicians through an increasing thicket of ethics legislation such as the Federal Accountability Act, as well as other regulations and enable them to deal with these laws forthrightly and effectively. It is a unique resource that examines government ethics laws respecting:

  • Conflict of interest and integrity
  • Administrative fairness/administrative justice
  • Lobbying
  • Access to information
  • Privacy

Each chapter begins with a key concepts section providing a succinct overview of the individual elements of the area of ethics law being discussed. The chapters are organized in a similar manner, allowing for a straightforward comparison of the different codes, statutes and rules to gain a clear understanding of ethics law. This text reviews:

  • The principles behind the laws
  • Their current state
  • The means by which they are conveyed and enforced
  • The evolving case law and jurisprudence
  • Their similarities and their differences
  • Their strengths and weaknesses
  • Their enforceability and application
About the Author
Gregory J. Levine, Ph.D., LL.B. formerly the General Counsel in the Office of the Ombudsman of British Columbia, is a barrister and solicitor, practising law in London, Ontario. He is a member of the Law Societies of British Columbia and Upper Canada and has an LL.B. from the University of Toronto. He also has a Ph.D. in cultural geography from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars.

Dr. Levine has taught courses in governmental ethics law in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and in the Political Science Department at the University of Western Ontario. He has also co-presented a course on equity and ethics at King's University College, London, Ontario. Dr. Levine has written and published numerous papers in the access, privacy and administrative justice areas, has made submissions to provincial and municipal governments on ethics matters, and has given lectures and speeches on a variety of topics within the broad area of governmental ethics law. He is currently a member of the Board of the York Centre for Practical Ethics based at York University, Toronto.