Organization Profile - Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

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Minister Responsible

Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House or Commons

Appointment Provisions

Parliament of Canada Act

81. (1) The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of that House.

82. (1) The Commissioner holds office during good behaviour for a term of seven years but may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council on address of the House of Commons.

81. (3) The Commissioner is eligible to be reappointed for one or more terms of up to seven years each.

83. (2) The Commissioner shall engage exclusively in the duties and functions of the Commissioner and may not hold any office under Her Majesty or engage in any other employment for reward.

84. (1) The Commissioner has the rank of a deputy head of a department of the Government of Canada and has the control and management of the office of the Commissioner.

82. (2) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint any qualified person to hold that office in the interim for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

Eligibility/Conflicts

81. (2) In order to be appointed under subsection (1), a person must be
  1. a former judge of a superior court in Canada or of any other court whose members are appointed under an Act of the legislature of a province;
  2. a former member of a federal or provincial board, commission or tribunal who, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, has demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:
    1. conflicts of interest,
    2. financial arrangements,
    3. professional regulation and discipline, or
    4. ethics; or
  3. a former Senate Ethics Officer or former Ethics Commissioner.
Must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages at the time of his or her appointment.

(Language Skills Act)

Consultation

81. (1) The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of that House.

Remuneration

83. (1) The Commissioner shall be paid the remuneration and expenses set by the Governor in Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
Dion, Mario
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour

Salary equal to a judge of the Federal Court of Canada.

2018-01-09
2025-01-08