Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 72.08 from 2004-05-17 to 2007-07-08:

Marginal note:Request from parliamentarian
  •  (1) A member of the Senate or House of Commons who has reasonable grounds to believe that a minister of the Crown, a minister of state or a parliamentary secretary has not observed the ethical principles, rules or obligations established by the Prime Minister for public holders office may, in writing, request that the Ethics Commissioner examine the matter.

  • Marginal note:Content of request

    (2) The request shall identify the alleged non-observance of the ethical principles, rules or obligations established by the Prime Minister for public office holders and set out the reasonable grounds for the belief that they have not been observed.

  • Marginal note:Examination

    (3) The Ethics Commissioner shall examine the matter described in a request and, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, may discontinue the examination.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (4) The Ethics Commissioner shall, even if he or she discontinues the examination of a request, provide the Prime Minister with a report setting out the facts in question as well as the Ethics Commissioner's analysis and conclusions in relation to the request.

  • Marginal note:Making report available

    (5) The Ethics Commissioner shall, at the same time that the report is provided under subsection (4), provide a copy to the member who made the request — and the minister or parliamentary secretary who is the subject of the request — and make the report available to the public.

  • Marginal note:Confidentiality

    (6) The Ethics Commissioner may not include in the report any information that he or she is required to keep confidential.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 4.
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