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Winnipeg "integrity commissioner" under fire; politicians turn a blind eye

How dysfunctional is Winnipeg as a city?  You mean apart from the former mayor and his hand-picked chief civil servant being investigated for taking (alleged) kickbacks on -- wait for it -- the construction of a new police department headquarters? Or the shiny new $300 million water treatment plant plagued by exploding generators and a leaky roof, a scenario straight out of The Simpsons? Or the fancy replacement football stadium that was built to take the team out of debt by generating so much more revenue only to mire the team in inescapable debt for the next 50 years because of the cost? Well, how about this... Winnipeg's newly anointed "Integrity Commissioner" was hired last week despite being enveloped in a cloud of controversy involving a blatant breach of privacy and a shameless violation of confidentiality. What? You didn't hear a word about that in the news stories promoting lawyer Sherri Walsh in her new post? That means you didn't