Earlier this month, marked two years since I was appointed as Canada’s second conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, responsible for a number of duties under the Conflict of Interest Act and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons. I have had ample opportunity during that time to reflect on my role in relation to the two regimes administered by the office. These regimes seek to ensure that elected and appointed officials do not use their positions to further their private interests or those of anyone else. In order to do so, these public officials must have a good understanding of what is expected of them.
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