What a great archive the coalition have built up there. Thanks very much for the link, Berlynn -- I feel a blogpost coming on. :wink:
Quite apart from the immediate problem -- that some of these guys may not have fulfilled even the letter of the ethics guidelines -- is the obvious general allegiance of many (most?) of our political leaders to particular sectors of society and not to others. All that the ethics rules do is to prevent particular kinds of dealings between particular individuals for limited periods of time. They do nothing to change the fact that health ministers share a world with the people who profit from, eg, pharmaceuticals -- they share a world; they share assumptions, and sooner or later, they share prosperity, as individuals.
And you and I ... do not. In fact, we pay through the nose, at several levels.
Have to go back and study the crony hiring of Gord Haugh. Sheesh. What these people get away with, the sense of entitlement. Mind-boggling.