As outlined in the chronology, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has several predecessors, including the following:
The Office of the Ethics Commissioner was created in 2004 and dissolved in July 2007. The Ethics Commissioner’s role was to perform the duties and functions assigned by the House of Commons regarding the conduct of its Members and to administer any ethical principles, rules or obligations established by the prime minister for public office holders. The Ethics Commissioner administered the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders, and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.
The Office of the Ethics Counsellor was created in 1994 and dissolved in May 2004. The Ethics Counsellor administered the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders.
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