The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner works with his counterparts across Canada and around the world.
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner exchanges information about conflict of interest rules and practices in order to stay current on issues and developments in the field.
It coordinates information sharing within the Canadian Conflict of Interest Network (CCOIN), which is made up of federal, provincial and territorial conflict of interest commissioners. The Office is responsible for gathering and disseminating information and materials acquired by or developed in the various Canadian jurisdictions.
It also works with other Canadian offices where appropriate. In March 2018, Commissioner Mario Dion signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commissioner of Lobbying, Nancy Bélanger. In it, they agreed to jointly organize educational activities.
The Office is a member of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL), a U.S.-based, international not-for-profit organization of public ethics practitioners.
The Office is a founding member of a network of conflict of interest and parliamentary ethics organizations in the Francophonie, the
Réseau francophone d'éthique et de déontologie parlementaires. The Réseau fosters the sharing of best practices to enhance expertise and help the parliaments of Francophonie member countries adopt ethics principles and conflict of interest rules. Commissioner Dion participated in its first meeting, which took place in July 2018 in the city of Quebec, in conjunction with the 44th plenary assembly of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie. Since then, the Office has participated in several working groups and attends the Réseau's annual general meeting.
The Office also acts as an information resource for other countries and international organizations, by meeting with delegations, responding to inquiries and participating in conferences related to conflict of interest and ethics.
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