#15 – To Combat Corruption Abroad, Start Here

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8 December, 2022
#15 – To Combat Corruption Abroad, Start Here

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There is no single issue that undermines the credibility of democracies worldwide more than perceptions that those in power are misusing public funds. Corruption is a transnational problem but in order to properly address it, Open Canada’s invited experts argue, we must confront our own lax track record at home.

Ben and Ruth are joined by Susan Côté-Freeman, President of Transparency International – Canada, and Jon Allen, Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto and Canada’s former ambassador to Spain.

Visit OpenCanada.org for reflections on Canada’s place in the world. Special thanks to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for supporting The Open Canada Podcast.

Podcast is funded by: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

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