A Question of Ethics explores four types of unethical behaviour: conflict of interest, gifts and gains, patronage, and lying. Based on interviews with more than 1,400 Canadians, this book maps public attitudes to these difficult issues. The result is a comprehensive picture of what Canadians expect of their public officials, from the kind of conduct they will tolerate, to the kind they feel discredits the system itself. These findings are crucial because, after all, it is Canadians - not commissioners - who will determine the fate of governments. (From the publisher's website)
Maureen Mancuso is Provost and Vice-President (Academic). She has also served as Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from McMaster University, her M.A. with distinction from Carleton University, and her D.Phil. from Nuffield College, Oxford University, where she was a British Council Fellow. Her main research interests include political ethics and political corruption, comparative political institutions, legislative behaviour, and American politics.