Commissioner Mario Dion can issue administrative monetary penalties of up to $500 for failures to meet certain reporting requirements of the Conflict of Interest Act within the established deadlines. These include confidential report filings, disclosures of material changes, firm offers of outside employment and their acceptance, and public declarations of gifts and recusals.
When a penalty is issued, the Act requires the Commissioner to make public the nature of the violation, the name of the public office holder and the amount of the penalty. We announce this information on Twitter soon after a penalty is added to the public registry.
There are no penalties under the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.