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Canadians think corruption is on the rise: survey

Over two-thirds polled think corruption is increasing most in Europe and North America


 

A new survey by Transparency International reports that Canadians are increasingly worried about corruption in North America and Europe and feel Ottawa isn’t doing enough to stop it. The organization’s 2010 Global Corruption Barometer—which claims to be the only world-wide public opinion survey on corruption—shows that 73 per cent of Europeans and 67 per cent of North Americans polled think corruption has worsened in the last three years. One in four reported paying a bribe in the last 12 months. Seven out of 10, however, said they would report corruption if they encountered it.

Canadian Business Journal

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Canadians think corruption is on the rise: survey

  1. Wait, wait.. I thought the Conservatives were champions of tobacc..err..transparency?

  2. That's just silly…unless by "Europe" one means "Russia" and by "North America" one means "Mexico." Canada and the U.S. are squeaky clean by comparison with most countries in the world, including..especially…China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil, and the list goes on.

    • How do you know?

      • Travel, Fratboy, travel.

  3. Corrupt Liberals passing envelopes stuffed with money taken from your paycheque has probably not happened since they've been out of power, Quebec notwithstanding, so the perception is probably a media spillover effect because the Democratic party is in power in the US and they practice 'Chicago style' politics that benefit elites only.

    • Liberals have a monopoly on corruption? What about the dead Cadman and the million dollar vote?

  4. The longer government, any government (and their bureaucracies–red RCMP) remain unaccountable to the voters the risk of corruption and incompetence grows daily. Is this really a surprise, I'd like to say the Conservatives are more honest than the Liberals but I think I am only hallucinating…

  5. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.