Shocking that we're still that high.
Global Integrity Report lowers Canadian federal government's score from 80 to 75 -- Weak enforcement of Accountability Act's loophole-filled rules the main reason for drop in democracy rating.And while our legal Framework scored 90 out of 100, the actual implementation, netted only 61 out of 100, ranked "very weak". I guess buying the silence of the integrity czar isn't admired as much as it should be.
Canada drops from 11th to 19th out of 100 countries assessed since 2007 -- A "Real Accountability Act" needed to end secret donations, gifts and lobbying; excessive secrecy overall; patronage appointments; conflicts of interest; arbitrary election calls; lack of PM, judicial and Senate accountability and; to strengthen whistleblower protection and good government enforcement agencies.
I wonder how much further we can fall.