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What are the Rules?

​​​​​​​​​​​The Conflict of Interest Act and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons set out rules that public office holders and Members must foll​ow.

Some of the rules spell out what these officials must do t​o comply. Others state what they cannot do.

Please click on the links on the left to learn about the Act’s and the Code’s rules on specific t​opics. 

To consult the text of the regimes, please click on the following links:

Public office holders may also be subject to rules administered by other bodies. For example, ministers must comply with the prime minister’s Open and Accountable Government guide. Other public office holders may be bound by the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector and any special codes of conduct their organizations may have. 


Rules for Public Office Holders

Rules for Members of the House of Commons ​

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