The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner began operating in its current form in July 2007, when the Conflict of Interest Act came into force. The Act was part of the 2006 Federal Accountability Act.
You can read about the development of Canada’s federal conflict of interest regimes and their administration in our detailed chronology. The following chart shows some of the milestones.
The Office has several predecessors. Please click on the following link for information about previous offices.