Federal Accountability Act (S.C. 2006, c. 9)

Act current to 2017-04-12 and last amended on 2011-12-31. Previous Versions

Federal Accountability Act

S.C. 2006, c. 9

Assented to 2006-12-12

An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Federal Accountability Act.

PART 1Conflicts of Interest, Election Financing, Lobbying and Ministers’ Staff

Conflict of Interest Act

Enactment of Act

 The Conflict of Interest Act is enacted as follows:

[See Conflict of Interest Act]

Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Positions
  •  (1) An employee who occupies a position in the office of the Ethics Commissioner immediately before the day on which section 81 of the Parliament of Canada Act, as enacted by section 28 of this Act, comes into force continues in that position, except that from that day the employee occupies that position in the office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of appropriation

    (2) Any amount appropriated, for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force, by an appropriation Act based on the Estimates for that year for defraying the charges and expenses of the office of the Ethics Commissioner that, on the day on which this section comes into force, is unexpended is deemed, on that day, to be an amount appropriated for defraying the charges and expenses of the office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:References

    (3) Every reference to the Ethics Commissioner in any deed, contract, agreement, instrument or other document executed by that person is to be read as a reference to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, unless the context otherwise requires.

  • Marginal note:Continuation of proccedings

    (4) Any action, suit or other legal or administrative proceeding to which the Ethics Commissioner is a party that is pending on the coming into force of this section may be continued by or against the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in a similar manner and to the same extent as it would have been continued by or against the Ethics Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of data

    (5) All information that, on the day on which this section comes into force, is in the possession or control of the Ethics Commissioner relating to the exercise of his or her powers, duties and functions under the Parliament of Canada Act is, as of that day, under the control of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Jurisdiction of the Commissioner

    (6) The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has, with respect to persons subject to and obligations established by The Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders, as issued from time to time, the same powers, duties and functions that the Ethics Counsellor or Ethics Commissioner had in relation to those persons and obligations. In addition, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has all the powers, duties and functions of the Commissioner under the Conflict of Interest Act in relation to those persons and obligations.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (7) Subsection (6) does not apply to any person or obligation in respect of which the Ethics Counsellor or Ethics Commissioner had reached a final decision.

  • Marginal note:Request from parliamentarian

    (8) A member of the Senate or House of Commons may, with respect to persons subject to and obligations established by The Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders, as issued from time to time, make a request to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in accordance with section 44 of the Conflict of Interest Act.

Marginal note:Reference to Act
  •  (1) In this section, the other Act means, before the day on which section 66 of this Act comes into force, the Lobbyists Registration Act and, from that day, the Lobbying Act.

  • Marginal note:Five-year prohibition — lobbying

    (2) If, on the day on which section 27 of this Act comes into force, section 10.11 of the other Act, as enacted by section 75 of this Act, is not yet in force, persons who would otherwise be bound by section 29 of the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders by virtue of their office and who cease to hold that office on or after that day but before the day on which that section 10.11 comes into force, are subject to the obligations established by section 29 of that Code, despite the coming into force of section 27 of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Jurisdiction of registrar

    (3) The registrar referred to in section 8 of the other Act has, with respect to the persons and obligations referred to in subsection (2), the same powers, duties and functions that the Ethics Commissioner would have in relation to those persons and obligations if section 27 of this Act were not in force.

Consequential Amendments

Canada Post Corporation Act

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Federal Courts Act

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Financial Administration Act

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First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act

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Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act

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Government Employees Compensation Act

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Non-smokers’ Health Act

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Official Languages Act

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Parliament of Canada Act

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Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act

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Public Service Superannuation Act

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Radiocommunication Act

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Coordinating Amendments

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Canada Elections Act

Amendments to Act

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Transitional Provisions

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