The Confluence

The Confluence

Ep. 7 — The Babysitters Club

July 28, 2017

One's a retired Court of Queen’s Bench judge. The other a University of Calgary law professor.

Together, they are tasked with keeping Calgary’s mayor and councillors on a short leash and under a watchful eye as city hall’s first integrity commissioner and ethics advisor.

On this episode, Trevor Howell and Annalise Klingbeil sit down with Allen Sulatycky and Alice Woolley to reflect on the challenges they faced establishing the new watchdog positions, explain what their roles entail, the work they’ve done to date, and just what it’s like to babysit bickering council members.

And later in the episode, Robert Williams, a retired professor from the University of Waterloo who was retained as integrity commissioner for two Ontario municipalities, joins us to discuss how that province plans to modernize and strengthen existing code of conduct legislation and make integrity commissioners mandatory for municipalities.

As always, Kerianne Sproule makes us sound great. And, your feedback, advice, ideas, shares and iTunes reviews are appreciated.