Conflict watchdog’s power to sanction MPs should be defined, argues CPC MP Reid, but other MPs not convinced
The Conflict of Interest Code for MPs is overdue for its legislated five-year review—as is the federal Conflict of Interest Act, and the Lobbying Act—a review that appears unlikely to happen in this Parliament.
Conservative MP Scott Reid, far left, says he thinks MPs should look to define what sanctions the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner can recommend for contraventions of the Conflict Code for MPs, an idea his caucus colleague, Peter Kent, supports. But Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux and NDP MP Charlie Angus say it's not an issue on their radar. The Hill Times file photograph and photographs courtesy of Andrew Meade