All public office holders are subject to the Act’s core set of conflict of interest and post-employment rules. More than half of those covered by the Act are subject only to these general rules. This group is primarily made up of part-time members of federal boards, commissions and tribunals, as well as some part-time ministerial staff. A fact sheet providing a Summary of Rules for Public Office Holders is available.
Approximately half of public office holders are also reporting public office holders. They are subject not only to the Act’s general rules but also to its reporting and public disclosure provisions, as well as prohibitions against outside activities and holding controlled assets. Reporting public office holders include ministers, parliamentary secretaries, ministerial staff and all full-time Governor in Council appointees such as deputy ministers, heads of Crown corporations and members of federal boards. A fact sheet providing a Summary of Rules for Reporting Public Office Holders is available.
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General Information on the Act
Applying the Rules
- Gifts and Other Advantages
- Outside Activities
- Letters of Support
Administrative Monetary Penalties