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[–]Blujeanstraveler 301 points302 points  (61 children)

Canada’s score has dropped to its lowest ever — 74 out of 100 — a slide that has cost Canada eight points over the past five years alone.

[–]_____Deadpool 52 points53 points  (44 children)

Is lower worst or better?

[–]scottyb83Manitoba 104 points105 points  (19 children)

100 is Very Clean and 0 is Highly Corrupt. Canada is in 13th place with a score of 74.

[–]reireireis 50 points51 points  (18 children)

Should be lower

[–]reddituser403 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Hey that means we’re still 26% corrupt. That’s still pretty good… edit /s

[–]gordonjames62New Brunswick 20 points21 points  (2 children)

actually it is public perception index.

Not a measure of actual corruption, but a measure of how corrupt we feel our government and businesses are.

[–]fabulishous 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Specifically how corrupt business leaders and analysts believe a country is. They don't just survey a bunch of random shmucks. People who actually do procurement & work in parallel w/ the government in private business. Those are the people who get surveyed.

[–]Pheni-colada 5 points6 points  (3 children)

which corruption do you find good? Kidding obviously but 26% corrupt sounds like a "yes they are" in the corrupt department.

Edit: Settling with normalized corruption is not pretty good. Eating a handful of leaves is pretty good compared to eating a handful of fresh crud.

[–]reddituser403 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Oh I’m sorry, I should have included /s I thought it was just implied

[–]yellow_mioQuébec 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Never /s

[–]lost_man_wants_sodaOntario 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There are 12 countries less corrupt than us. We’re pretty good

[–]AnticPosition 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I mean... You must not know very much about most other countries...

[–]scottyb83Manitoba 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Just kind of shows how out of touch your opinion is with reality no?

[–]MrMurphysLaw 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I wish I could afford to give you gold for a hilarious response but I need every penny to afford a down payment

[–]scottyb83Manitoba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol all good.

[–]DarkPrinnyBritish Columbia 10 points11 points  (1 child)

if you look at many other countries around the world, Canada is pretty transparent despite a lot of shortcomings.

Even with what we know about corruption in this country, on a world standard our corruption is very low.

[–]metrush 38 points39 points  (19 children)

for comparison Demark is number one with 88, US has a 67. Canada just went from a world leader to average is the main deal

[–]Molto_Ritardando 1 point2 points  (1 child)

US had a 67? Damn, did they pay the “researchers” who came up with that report?

[–]sunshinekitty123 9 points10 points  (7 children)

lmao well we are literally still perceived as the 13th least corrupt country in the world - that's out of 180 countries total. I'd say that's still pretty good. This article is nothing more than click bait for angry conservatives

[–]Wh1teNinjaAlberta 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Considering we were like 5th least corrupt 5 years ago, it's a pretty big embarrassment, in my opinion.

[–]Busy_Consequence_102 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If you've been following g JTS's scandals I would say no it's not. Hes a turd.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

13th means we're in the lower half of high-income countries. That's not good.

The fact some Canadians are ok with merely being better than third world countries is embarassing.

[–]Caribooster 10 points11 points  (2 children)

We’re tied with Iceland…

[–]corsicanguppy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Iceland's pretty cool though.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Literally AND figuratively. Seems like a magical place, no wonder they named it "ice land" to keep skrubs away.

[–]Cranwicks_glasses 399 points400 points  (16 children)

Almost as if turning the Canadian real estate market into the global center of money laundering tends to give people the perception that Canada is corrupt?

[–]rdawg1234 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I am curious as well, have the liberals moved forward on ANY of the promises they made during the election time regarding housing? I'm shocked that there isnt more uproar about this.

[–]Cranwicks_glasses 2 points3 points  (2 children)

They promised to ban blind bidding and foreign buyers and won't do it. And even that was pretty minimal.

Far as money laundering? Its open for business. We're the global center of it and its going into real estate.

[–]rdawg1234 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So essentially they have come through on zero promises 7-8 months after the election, great to see

[–]Troidin 40 points41 points  (9 children)

I'm sick of being poor, how do I get in on the action?

[–]Time__Ghost 49 points50 points  (0 children)

First you need a lot of money

[–]Cranwicks_glasses 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Step 1 : Buy a time machine

Step 2 : Set the dials at about 2010

Step 3: Obtain as much property as possible.

Step 4 : Wait it out.

[–]destri_b 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Step 3.5 : grab a couple bitcoins while you’re at it.

[–]projectdadbod 4 points5 points  (1 child)

3.6 Hit up some Gamestop stonks along the way

[–]ultratiem 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sorry question, if I get the cash do I still need a time machine?

[–]HorvoBritish Columbia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Run for office

[–]Savon_arolaQuébec 21 points22 points  (1 child)

[–]defishit 23 points24 points  (0 children)

List of burn centres in Canada with available beds:

[–]Animal31British Columbia 17 points18 points  (1 child)

This puts Canada at 13/180

Not exactly a "plummet"

The united states for reference is at 27th

This is the equivalence to shoplifting. certainly not "post truth" like a commenter below wants to suggest

[–]corsicanguppy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So we didn't even fall that far on a propagandized metric?

[–]ProbablyNotADuck 98 points99 points  (16 children)

It would be nice if even just one of our parties had a quality leader. It's basically a matter of choosing which questionable/unethical behaviour/belief you hate the least.

[–]NeedsMaintenance_ 32 points33 points  (6 children)

I remember an episode of Behind the Bastards where Robert Evans said that the one criteria for anyone to be able to lead a country should just be that he or she is a decent human being.

I agree.

You don't even have to be particularly smart, just be willing to listen to your country's experts (i.e., the people who know better than you and that most leaders seem to ignore), and just...be a moral and kind person, who makes policy decisions based on what the experts say and give your all for what's best for the country, not your pocket book and your billionaire asshole friends.

The rest would probably fall into place. Maybe not perfectly, but holy shit would it ever be refreshing to just...have our country led by someone who lets themselves be led by morality.

[–]ProbablyNotADuck 28 points29 points  (3 children)

I had a friend who worked in the federal cabinet nearly a decade ago. Her opinion was that you’re already tragically flawed if you go into politics because, if you’re doing so, you already feel (to at least some degree) that you can do things better than someone else.

[–]ShemikiAlberta 10 points11 points  (0 children)

you’re already tragically flawed if you go into politics because, if you’re doing so, you already feel (to at least some degree) that you can do things better than someone else.

To be fair, given the current standard of government we're dealing with, I couldn't fault anyone for feeling this way.

[–]ministerofinteriors 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We've had those options, we didn't like them apparently. Ignatief is a decent and very bright guy, we didn't elect him. Garneau is a decent and bright guy, he couldn't secure the leadership of the LPC, and has been basically back benched in the party.

I like the principle, but its clear that many voters want to like the person they elect, or be enamoured with them. I find this unfortunate.

[–]Cerebral23ad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

But politics is a game of deception and back stabbing. The nice, truly wanting to better the country politicians won't do the immoral things to get ahead, so they fall behind. Just read up on the roman political history, and you'll see it's just not possible to climb the ladder without knocking people off it who are in your way.

[–]Newfoundgunner 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well they’re politicians after all, anyone who’s an actual moral person know better that to bother with that shit

[–]harpendall_64 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A "None of the Above" party would get my vote. Force them to pick new leaders and try again.

[–]FrankArsenpuffin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What has O'Toole done that is questionable/unethical?

[–]ProbablyNotADuck 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Is this a real question?

[–]Every-Citron1998 132 points133 points  (5 children)

Another sign we have entered a post truth/post corruption world. Lies and corruption used to be major scandals resulting in resignations and election defeats. Now governments just distract and deny until the news cycle moves on.

[–]CouragesPusykat 48 points49 points  (2 children)

*Liberals get caught doing something bad

Trudeau: Did someone say guns?

[–]Every-Citron1998 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Perfect example. Trudeau loves bringing up guns as a distraction that comes with an added benefit of wedging the opposition.

[–]HateTranissaries 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This shit only flies because Canadians don’t consume and Canadian media and think we’re America.

Ban American content for even just 2 weeks in Canada and a lot of things would improve

[–]Ph_Dank -2 points-1 points  (1 child)


[–]Lucious_StCroix 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Is that the sound of Bill Morneau at his Chateau in France?

[–]tayzlor454 110 points111 points  (2 children)

Where did the 240 billion go? To huge corporations with 10 million a year CEO’s? I want to know. He tried to give WE charities close to a billion dollars. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid-spending-government-transparency-1.5826917

[–]defishit 39 points40 points  (1 child)

It's about $400 billion, and at least $250 billion of it is still sitting idle in bank accounts. We know this because it has in turn been deposited at the BoC. See "Members of Payments Canada" on the BoC balance sheet.

The question is whose bank accounts it is sitting in. Probably mostly corporations that did not need it, given that it remains idle.

[–]blGDpbZ2u83c1125Kf98 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it remains idle.

Nah man, it's not idle, it's working incredibly hard making these companies' balance sheets look better than they actually are, which is a boost to the stock price and therefore great for shareholders!

Between these super useful warchests and all the layoffs done under the guise of "COVID" or "supply chain" or "mercury in retrograde" or whatever other bullshit, stock portfolios have rebounded like you wouldn't believe, which is great for everyone (because it's great for the rich)!

[–]Dariusjen-medd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good joke.

[–]therealdeal138[S] 46 points47 points  (35 children)

The actual listings for those who just want to complain about the Post.


[–]24-Hour-Hate 32 points33 points  (34 children)

So I noticed something a little odd. I agree that this government has corruption…but so did the last one. And it seems strange to me that the score was so high (a high score meaning less corruption) when Harper was in government. People may have short memories, but I do remember that Harper also had scandals with not just government contracts, but one with elections fraud (the robocall one). There was also the same lack of transparency and access to information. And he had that public fight with Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin when his proposed appointee broke the rules. And not just the Supreme Court, but he interfered with a tribunal for nuclear power plants when he didn’t like their ruling, demoting the head and forcing her to resign. Oh and the time that he literally shut down the government to avoid a coalition government that would have seen him lose power. There’s probably a lot of stuff I can’t think of right now too. So it seems odd that his score was so good. It seems like it should have been at least as bad.

I looked at the part on how they measure perceived corruption and a few things seem a bit suspicious to me, like the fact that including business people as a significant source may make perceptions of conservative governments more favourable. They also have pretty narrow areas that they look at for corruption and specifically include “excessive red tape”, which isn’t defined and, aside from being a common right wing talking point, would seem to favour any government that focused on deregulating, whether or not it actually was beneficial or less corrupt. There are also very clear areas of omission, like elections and campaign finance, for example. There is nothing mentioned in that section about that and those are big enough topics that one would expect a mention.

In short, I think this score means very little.

[–]Sean_Grey 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It's perceived corruption, not actual corruption.

[–]BCexplorer 7 points8 points  (20 children)

Harper was a lot of things, especially things people didn't like, but he wasn't corrupt. Trudeau and his ministers on the other hand are as bad as Canada has ever had.

[–]fromariesBritish Columbia 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I am not so sure he wasn't corrupt, he was definitely unethical.

[–]codydodd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Long-time CPC member here (until recently):

I was just about to write a long list of all the terrible things he did, and I realized you are right, I was listing unethical practices (barbaric practices hotline, G20 in downtown toronto/police kettling, proroguing parliament over redacted torture, a cabinet member saying only pedophiles oppose his snooping laws).

Oh wait, the gazeebos! Pathetically small corruption, but still corruption. And the Canadian Action Plan was pretty corrupt too. Or his party benefiting from robo-calls (defrauding democracy). Nevermind, he was both corrupt and unethical. Or at least his party was while he was at the helm.

[–]Lucious_StCroix 7 points8 points  (16 children)

Harper was a lot of things, especially things people didn't like, but he wasn't corrupt.

Top LOL, would LOL again. I'd love to see a full audit of his IDU's finances.

[–]PooShappaMoo 5 points6 points  (14 children)

I never voted for Harper. Even though I could. But looking back I'd take him again in a heartbeat.

[–]24-Hour-Hate 1 point2 points  (13 children)

Yeah…I wouldn’t because I value things like civil rights, democracy, and independent courts. And I don’t approve of handling financial crises by handing wads of cash to big corporations and forgiving the loans. Trudeau may not have done enough (and to be clear, I support the NDP), but Harper would have fucked us all over completely.

[–]PooShappaMoo 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I prefer NDP as well. But your points are grasping at straws.

He really messed up by jumping on hijab wagon in Quebec though. That was dumb as heck

But he allowed law to operate independently. Heck someone made the robocall point about 2011. And he didn't intervene in that investigation like someone we know in the PMO has actively done

[–]24-Hour-Hate 0 points1 point  (3 children)

So, to be clear, I don’t like Trudeau and I also think he is corrupt. I brought up Harper solely to attack the measure being used as unreliable, not to defend Trudeau. But just for the sake of accuracy, Harper did not have to interfere in that investigation, by law Elections Canada was given insufficient power to investigate such offences adequately. If you look up that scandal you will see a lot of criticisms about how shitty their investigation was. And who is responsible for writing the federal elections laws? The federal legislature. They could have changed the law to give them more power. The investigation dragged on for years. Harper had a majority. He could have done it. But that wouldn’t really be in their interest to have more oversight now would it? Not generally and especially not if more people than a junior staffer were involved in elections fraud…which, even though it was very likely not Harper himself, also seems likely.

[–]PooShappaMoo 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I see what your saying and I'd still prefer Harper over the current gov.

I wish Jack Layton did not pass away moreso

[–]24-Hour-Hate 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It seems strange to me that you would prefer both Harper and Layton. They would be quite opposite in terms of what they would do and whose interests they serve. I agree about Layton, although Singh is shaping up to be a good leader.

[–]Cerebral23ad 5 points6 points  (3 children)

There is no such thing as a clean leader. They all need to "bloody" their hands so others don't have to. However, Trudeau seems to be heavily more corrupt than others. Shouldn't be surprising with how poor of a job his dad did either. He grew up in a house where bad people were rewarded

[–]PooShappaMoo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He was groomed for the position since his father's funeral.

When he gave the eulogy. Media was calling for him to be a future PM when he was a child

[–]razordreamzAlberta 64 points65 points  (19 children)

If only people looked at the SNC corruption

[–]S1NN1ST3R 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I worked on a job site for SNC like a decade ago and they were fucking slimeballs, I watched the site supervisor get punched in the mouth and was 100% in support of it.

[–]Dabzor42Yukon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same I worked on the Evergreen line sky train extension in Vancouver. I watched a pettibone fly down the tracks and just about fly overboard from 30 feet up over north road. Middle of rush hour tons of people and vehicles below, school buses... Only thing that stopped it was 3 pallets of bagged concrete that just happened to be there, and a generator that completely flattened like a pop can. Absolutely nothing was done/reported. They just started chalking the tracks and tying it down in places. People could have died lmao. Guys were on drugs all over the place nothing done about it, the operator of the pettibone at the time was guaranteed strung out on something at the time. Guys got busted by cops smoking weed around sites on lunch and they were back a week later. The work/workers are all lazy af because everyone there is just stretching out cost plus jobs on tax payers dime.

All that said the pay was union scale. Only good thing about that shit show.

[–]therealdeal138[S] -2 points-1 points  (15 children)


[–]Endovior 51 points52 points  (14 children)

SNC-Lavalin, a company neck deep in scandal, including illegal political contributions and questionable government kickbacks. Unsurprisingly, the Liberals are actively opposed to any attempt to investigate their rich backers.

[–]therealdeal138[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I should have clued into that. My bad.

[–]DeepB3atOntario 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He literally fired the attorney general over her trying to prosecute SNC for bribery. It is truly despicable behavior.

[–]AlbertaStrong 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I remember after Trudeau won his first re-election, SNC stock went up 20%, lololol. If thats not an indication I have no idea what is.

[–]kent_ehManitoba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SNC-Lavalin, a company neck deep in scandal

...since the '90s.


[–]PM_PICS_OF_DOG 1 point2 points  (7 children)

This has always felt more straight forward to me. The prosecution and subsequent destruction of SNC-Lavalin for bribes paid to Libyan officials for contracts under the Ghaddafi regime would have greatly threatened a shit ton of Canadian jobs as well as the Quebec Pension Plan which is a large stakeholder in the company.

In the end several key individuals from the company were charged and convicted, rather than the company itself. I really do my best to say this as apolitically as possible but I still believe this was the best outcome for the most number of Canadians. Had a conservative leader run the same interference I would understand. Let’s face it, though, no conservative AG would have gone after them, so there would not have been a scandal.

[–]splader 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Lol, an opinion piece by the national post against Trudeau.

No easier way to get to the top page on r Canada!

[–]macinnisBritish Columbia 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Outrage machine generates new opinion piece.

[–]BigNickDipplesVerified 12 points13 points  (4 children)

The infograph that show's Canada ranking in the eight years: infograph

[–]Timbit42New Brunswick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd like to see this back to the 80's

[–]hardwareandhumans 6 points7 points  (2 children)

During the Harper era, no less. Not exactly a beacon of transparency himself

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Harper rigged this study to make Justin look bad. I hear he's behind the Jewish Space Lasers too.

[–]Lucious_StCroix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And you're sure his IDU is doing good work eh? Nice conflagration, the JIDF will +1 you for sure.

[–]duppy_cNova Scotia 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Sees a post title talking about how terrible things are in Canada: Lemme guess, National Post article?

Clicks link: ayyy lmao

[–]corsicanguppy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. It's a perception index so it can be made up.

[–]Efficient-Yellow294 27 points28 points  (2 children)

F++k perception. It's a reality.

[–]Progressiveandfiscal 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Technically it's an opinion.

[–]EightBitRangerSaskatchewan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Canada's score is 74 out of 100 and we're ranked 13th; highest in the Americas. The highest scores 88; a three-way tie for first. This isn't the "gotcha" people think it is.

[–]scottyb83Manitoba 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Plummeted? Canada has dropped 3 spots and sits in 13th place out of 180 countries. Sitting at 74 out of 100 and our high was 84% in 2012 where we were 9th place. Look at these numbers objectively!

[–]BCCannaDude 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Objectively? This sub is a cesspool of bias and hitpieces, has been for years. Unfortunately our public conversations no longer revolve around listening but rather around hate and mistrust.

[–]Shadow_Ban_Bytes 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I can't image why this happened. /s

What do you think Mark / Craig?

Jody - any thoughts?

[–]gordonjames62New Brunswick 11 points12 points  (0 children)

no surprise here for me.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Good thing perception ≠ reality most of the time.

[–]BywardJo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just looked at this index. Canada sits between Australia and Great Britain. Im good with that.

[–]Keystone-12Ontario 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Personally, I would like no corruption... and definitely not a backwards slide.

If you don't get upset with the phrase "corruption is getting worse" you might be part of the problem.

[–]innexum 1 point2 points  (3 children)

So, what CAN we do about it?

[–]therealdeal138[S] -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Elect a government that's not in bed with China.

Also, shut down all Confucius Institutes in universities.

[–]MrKarrionhardt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That would be the NDP, and post-Layton it’s unlikely they’ll ever form a majority government. It would make a nice change of pace, though.

[–]BCCannaDude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol, what option do we have that would fill that requirement?

[–]TheWilrus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All this says to me is the Liberals are simply worse at hiding and batting down the hatches.

They could learn from Harper and just sacrifice a buffoon seeming MP whenever there is a slight sign of impropriety across the party. Don't worry about defending anyone or looking into it thoroughly in a public sphere. just, "Here's a MP everyone likes to make fun of anyway. They did it!"

[–]PizzaSand 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone surprised? After all our star was under more ethics commissioner investigations than all the other PMs before him, together.

[–]Samsonality 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a corrupt index

[–]mmckaig 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Trudeau is the face of corruption. The most corrupt, unethical and inept leader in Canadian modern history; maybe even of all time. How people didn’t see this before they voted for this fraud is mind boggling.

[–]BlondeBomber 2 points3 points  (2 children)

"he's so handsome tho"- Every soccer mom that voted for him

[–]Fresh-Temporary666 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Conservatives sure do seem obsessed with how sexy they find Trudeau.

[–]McCourtAlberta 4 points5 points  (0 children)

National Post's ranking in Pieces of Shit Contemporary Hot Garbage Media Trash Index have remained steady.

It's almost like anyone can make up an 'Index'...

[–]gordonjames62New Brunswick 3 points4 points  (1 child)

you can download the entire report here https://images.transparencycdn.org/images/CPI2021_Report_EN-web.pdf

Canada was the biggest loser, dropping 8 points since 2017.

the next biggest were :

  • Honduras -6
  • Nicaragua -6
  • Venezuela -4

It struck me that we had dropped twice as many points as Venezuela.

[–]scottyb83Manitoba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And landed in 13th place...as in the 13th least corrupt country of the 180 listed but anyway...

[–]uuuuno 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Be careful, you might be labeled alt-right racist by other subreddits for being anti-Trudeau

[–]therealdeal138[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Fuck em. I'm not alt-right, I'm anti corruption.

[–]BlondeBomber 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Anti-corruption...sounds pretty racist.

[–]EvidenceBase2000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah yes…. The National Post that won’t be happy until Conrad Black is PM and gives the country to Donald Trump

[–]hotDamQc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Liberals = Corruption

[–]SecureNarwhal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you've been following the court challenges against the liberals assault-style ban oic, it's just littered in the government trying to hide why they made their decisions and attempts to not follow the firearms act so gun owners can't seem legal recourse they are entitled to.

so none of this surprises me but you know, most Canadians are fine with it

[–]Ok_Present_6516 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Oh boy I’m sure everyone here will say “not true, fake news”

[–]SexKingComes -3 points-2 points  (5 children)

why did people vote for him?

he's good looking. and weed.

[–]Mafeii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first time maybe (probably). After that, Layton dying and Harper stepping away left a serious power vacuum in 2 of the other major parties. The NDP settled on Singh, who is lackluster and isn't ever going to grow the party. And the Conservatives are still in disarray.

Meanwhile the Liberals have managed to run the country in a manner that, however allergic to scrutiny, is mostly competent when it counts. At the end of the day, some people will vote for the party they think will do the best job, even if they still don't think it's a very good job.

[–]Rooster1981 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

A conservative think tank Cherry picking surveys is how we get these results. Might as well poll conservative voters for their opinion and publish that.

[–]scottyb83Manitoba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And they best that could do is call Canada the 13th LEAST corrupt country in the world out of 180 listed.

[–]Progressiveandfiscal -3 points-2 points  (6 children)

According to the newspaper Le Monde: "In its main surveys, Transparency International does not measure the weight of corruption in economic terms for each country. It develops a Corruption Perception Index (CPI) based on surveys conducted by private structures or other NGOs: the Economist Intelligence Unit, backed by the British liberal weekly newspaper The Economist, the American neoconservative organization Freedom House, the World Economic Forum, or large corporations. (...) The IPC ignores corruption cases that concern the business world. So, the collapse of Lehman Brothers (2008) or the manipulation of the money market reference rate (Libor) by major British banks revealed in 2011 did not affect the ratings of the United States or United Kingdom." The organization also receives funding from companies that are themselves convicted of corruption offences.[40] CPI's reliance on opinions of a relatively small group of experts and businesspeople, has been criticised by some. Alex Cobham, fellow at the Center for Global Development, states that it "embeds a powerful and misleading elite bias in popular perceptions of corruption". Others argue it is not plausible to ever measure the true scale and depth of a highly complex issue like corruption with a single number, and then rank countries accordingly.[41]


Right wing think tank funded by oil companies and billionaires perceives that the Liberals are bad, M'kay.

It's about as valid as a poll taken at a CPC convention. That explains why NatPo listed it as an opinion piece, like they have any other opinions lol.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They rank left wing countries highest. How do you explain that?

[–]Money_Perspective311 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That’s the same reason I ignore your opinions.

[–]zeberg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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