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Reporting to Parliament

The ​​Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner reports directly to Parliament.

The Commissioner is required to submit two annual reports​ to Parliament by June 30 each year. One is on the administration of the Conflict of Interest Act. The other is on the administration of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.

The Commissioner must prepare a list of sponsored travel by Members of the House of Commons and submit it to the Speaker of the House of Commons for tabling in the House, by March 31 each year.

The Commissioner reports on examinations under the Act to the prime minister and on inquiries under the Code to the House of Commons.

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has oversight responsibility for the Office and reviews its annual spending estimates, as well as matters related to the Commissioner’s reports under the Act. The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs has responsibility for the Code. The Commissioner testifies before these committees about the Office and its work.


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