The Conflict of Interest Act can be found at the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.
As a condition of employment, ministers' exempt staff is subject to the Conflict of Interest Act and are also subject to the Ethical Guidelines for Public Office Holders as described in Annex G of the Accountable Government: A Guide for Ministers and Ministers of State.
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner will communicate with each individual as soon as notification of his or her appointment has been received from the office of a minister.
The requirements of the Act generally cover the following: The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner can be reached for advice and guidance at 613-995-0721 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Public office holders are subject to certain sections of the Act, including sections 33 and 34 of Part III of the Act regarding post-employment measures.
The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner administers the Act and applies compliance measures.Unless specifically exempted, ministers and exempt staff are subject to Treasury Board policies and regulations.The first source of help, information, or guidance on these matters is the deputy minister.Exempt staff members to whom Part II of the Act applies must comply with its requirements within 120 days.Departmental staff assigned to the office of a minister must comply with the requirements of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service.