The Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Commissioner has a specific mandate under section 32 of the
Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons to undertake educational activities for Members and the general public about the Code and the Commissioner’s role. Although there is no similar mandate in the
Conflict of Interest Act, the Office conducts education and outreach on both regimes.
It issues educational tools for public office holders and Members that explain how various provisions of the Act and the Code apply and, where relevant, Commissioner Dion’s interpretations of them. To view them, search
publications or visit the
rules section of this website.
It gives presentations to offices and organizations whose members are subject to the Act, in person or via webinar, and meets with the caucuses of recognized parties in the House of Commons and independent Members. The Office sometimes use
Twitter to communicate directly with regulatees. It sends an annual letter to public office holders without reporting obligations, reminding them of the Act’s rules.
It also educates and informs other stakeholders about Canada’s federal conflict of interest regimes and the Office’s role. They include ethics practitioners, academics and others with an interest in conflict of interest, the media and the general public.
Quarterly Statistical Reports