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What We Do

​Under Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s leadership, our office administers two conflict of interest regimes.

The way we do that is set out in our mission statement, which reads as follows:

The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner provides independent,
rigorous and consistent direction and advice to Members of Parliament and federal public office holders,
conducts investigations and, where necessary, makes use of appropriate sanctions in order to ensure full compliance with
the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons and the Conflict of Interest Act.

The Act and the Code set out a number of obligations and prohibit various activities that involve conflicts between private and public interests, or have the potential to do so. The Commissioner is also mandated to provide confidential advice to the prime minister about conflict of interest and ethics issues.

Our core activities include the following:

We also work with others in jurisdictions across Canada and around the world.

A rolling three-year strategic plan helps guide our projects and activities in support of our mission. We release quarterly statistical reports that contain data on the Office's various activity areas.


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