It is still not clear if a former P.E.I. fisheries minister is receiving a salary for an appointment at ACOA that was revoked by the Public Service Commission in August.
The PSC ruled there was improper conduct by individuals at ACOA that affected the selection of Kevin MacAdam for a senior management appointment. MacAdam has asked for a judicial review of the decision.
"Public court records state that the commissioner found problems with the way the public service ran their hiring process. They did not find any political interference by ministers or political staff."http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-ed ... ackay.html
The Aug. 8 PSC decision found that although MacAdam's actions did not constitute improper conduct, "the behaviour of individuals at ACOA involved in the appointment process constituted improper conduct that affected [his] selection" for the management role.
It also reveals that four senior ACOA managers, past and present, were named for improper conduct in the case:
ACOA's vice-president for P.E.I. Patrick Dorsey
ACOA's acting director general for policy Kent Estabrooks
Current ACOA president Paul LeBlanc
Past ACOA president Monique Collette
The commission "erred in law and/or came to an unreasonable conclusion by finding that the behaviour of [these four managers] ... constituted improper conduct," MacAdam's application for review states.
So was MacAdam qualified for the job in the first place?