Conflict of Interest Act (S.C. 2006, c. 9, s. 2)

Act current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

PART 3POST-EMPLOYMENT

Rules for All Former Public Office Holders

Marginal note:Prohibitions after leaving office

 No former public office holder shall act in such a manner as to take improper advantage of his or her previous public office.

Marginal note:Previously acting for Crown
  •  (1) No former public office holder shall act for or on behalf of any person or organization in connection with any specific proceeding, transaction, negotiation or case to which the Crown is a party and with respect to which the former public office holder had acted for, or provided advice to, the Crown.

  • Marginal note:Improper information

    (2) No former public office holder shall give advice to his or her client, business associate or employer using information that was obtained in his or her capacity as a public office holder and is not available to the public.

Rules for Former Reporting Public Office Holders

Marginal note:Prohibition on contracting
  •  (1) No former reporting public office holder shall enter into a contract of service with, accept an appointment to a board of directors of, or accept an offer of employment with, an entity with which he or she had direct and significant official dealings during the period of one year immediately before his or her last day in office.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition on representations

    (2) No former reporting public office holder shall make representations whether for remuneration or not, for or on behalf of any other person or entity to any department, organization, board, commission or tribunal with which he or she had direct and significant official dealings during the period of one year immediately before his or her last day in office.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition on former ministers

    (3) No former reporting public office holder who was a minister of the Crown or minister of state shall make representations to a current minister of the Crown or minister of state who was a minister of the Crown or a minister of state at the same time as the former reporting public office holder.

Marginal note:Time limits: former reporting public office holder
  •  (1) With respect to all former reporting public office holders except former ministers of the Crown and former ministers of state, the prohibitions set out in subsections 35(1) and (2) apply for the period of one year following the former reporting public office holder’s last day in office.

  • Marginal note:Time limits: former ministers

    (2) With respect to former ministers of the Crown and former ministers of state, the prohibitions set out in subsections 35(1) to (3) apply for a period of two years following their last day in office.

Marginal note:Report to Commissioner
  •  (1) A former reporting public office holder who, during the applicable period under section 36, has any communication referred to in paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Lobbying Act or arranges a meeting referred to in paragraph 5(1)(b) of that Act shall report that communication or meeting to the Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Requirement to file return

    (2) The former reporting public office holder shall file a return that

    • (a) sets out, with respect to every communication or meeting referred to in subsection (1),

      • (i) the name of the public office holder who was the object of the communication or meeting,

      • (ii) the date of the communication or meeting,

      • (iii) particulars to identify the subject-matter of the communication or meeting, and

      • (iv) any other information that the Commissioner requires; and

    • (b) if any information contained in the return is no longer correct or additional information that the former reporting public office holder would have been required to provide in the return has come to his or her knowledge after the return was filed, provides the corrected or additional information.

  • 2006, c. 9, ss. 2 "37", 36.