Articles in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner

Ferguson Shove Debacle Demands Answers
The whole Ferguson shove video has become an instruction manual on how an organization shouldn't handle this type of incident.
by Dan Jelly
Published December 01, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (7 comments)

City Releases Higher-Resolution Version of Ferguson-Coleman Video
The City has released a higher-resolution, non-edited version of the February 23, 2014 video recording of Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson shoving journalist Joey Coleman.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 30, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (7 comments)

Ferguson Coleman Shove Partial Surveillance Video Released
The first 15 seconds of a video of Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson shoving Joey Coleman has been released.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 23, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (21 comments)

Ferguson/Coleman Incident Reaches Canadaland, Boing Boing
There is nothing like the perspective of an outside third-party report to demonstrate just how freaking absurd this whole fiasco has been.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 17, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (29 comments)

The Push: Comprehensive Documentary Unpacks Ferguson/Coleman Fiasco
Director Coty Lanktree uses the incident and its aftermath as the point of entry for a more far-ranging examination of Hamilton's toxic political culture.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 09, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (34 comments)

Why 'The Shove' Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon
The fact that the Basse report has been allowed to stand as the official word on what happened is a major reason why The Shove hasn't gone away just yet.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 24, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (38 comments)

Not Quite Zero Tolerance: The Shove
Our society runs more smoothly when people have consequences to their actions and receive punishments, whether big or small, those that fit the crime. It's a deterrent and satisfies our innate sense of fairness.
by ELizabeth King
Published March 11, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (15 comments)

Council Silence on Integrity Report Sends Three Damaging Messages
I do not know what a complete Integrigy Commissioner's report may say about the incident involving Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and Joey Coleman. I would like to find out.
by Laura Babcock
Published March 03, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (6 comments)

Council Silence on Bullying Incident Hurts Public Confidence
Council's continued silence shows citizens and taxpayers who expect the City's public areas to be zones of safety from bullying and harassment that this is not the case if the aggressor is a member of Hamilton City council.
by Myke Hutchings
Published March 03, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (1 comment)

The Council Motion I Would Put Forward
Here is a way to address the deficiencies with the Integrity Commissioner's report on the incident between Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and Joey Coleman.
by David Harvey
Published March 03, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (0 comments)

Merulla to Call for Police Investigation in Ferguson-Coleman Incident
Merulla wants to remove Ferguson from Police Services Board while outside police agency investigates.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 02, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (27 comments)

Integrity Commissioner Should Resign Immediately
The report on Councillor Ferguson's assault tells the public that legitimate complaints about abuse of power will not be taken seriously.
by Adrienne Havercroft
Published February 27, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (22 comments)

Integrity Report on Councillor's Assault a Sad Day for Hamilton
Council voted to accept the report finding that Councillor Ferguson violated the Council Code of Conduct by assaulting a journalist, despite the fact that it recommended no reprecussions.
by Gail Berberick
Published February 26, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (22 comments)

Integrity Commissioner Report Fails To Consider Crucial Question
Integrity Commissioner Earl Basse's report clears Mayor Bratina of bullying City Manager Chris Murray, but it fails to address the heart of the matter.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published November 13, 2013 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (11 comments)

The Integrity 'Gag' Amendment v. Free Speech
The City of Hamilton needs an Integrity Complaint Process that works. The current process is flawed and needs to be fixed, not eliminated.
by Brian Hatch
Published April 04, 2012 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (8 comments)

Muzzle Tough
Councillors vote to silence citizens after they file with Integrity Commissioner.
by Graham Crawford
Published April 02, 2012 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (27 comments)

Accountability and Transparency Subcommittee Passes Gag Order Against Citizen Complainants
An accountability and transparency subcommittee that does not publish its agendas or minutes has now voted to gag citizens from speaking publicly about their integrity complaints.
by Joey Coleman
Published March 30, 2012 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (36 comments)

Why I Filed an Integrity Complaint
Brian Hatch explains why he launched an integrity complaint against Mayor Bratina for giving his chief of staff a 33 percent raise and what he hopes the outcome will be.
by Brian Hatch
Published March 13, 2012 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (30 comments)

Integrity Commissioner Report on Clark: Leak was Politically Motivated, Violates Code of Conduct
George Rust-D'Eye concluded that Clark's action in leaking a recording served no public interest, was politically motivated, and violated the Code of Conduct.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 07, 2009 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner (10 comments)

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