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Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 72.05 from 2004-05-17 to 2007-07-08:

Marginal note:Duties and functions

  •  (1) The Ethics Commissioner shall perform the duties and functions assigned by the House of Commons for governing the conduct of its members when carrying out the duties and functions of their office as members of that House.

  • Marginal note:Privileges and immunities

    (2) The duties and functions of the Ethics Commissioner are carried out within the institution of the House of Commons. The Ethics Commissioner enjoys the privileges and immunities of the House of Commons and its members when carrying out those duties and functions.

  • Marginal note:General direction of committee

    (3) The Ethics Commissioner shall carry out those duties and functions under the general direction of any committee of the House of Commons that may be designated or established by that House for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Clarification — ethical principles, etc.

    (4) For greater certainty, the administration of any ethical principles, rules or obligations established by the Prime Minister for public office holders, and applicable to ministers of the Crown, ministers of state or parliamentary secretaries, is not within the jurisdiction of the Ethics Commissioner under subsection (1) or the committee.

  • Marginal note:Clarification — powers, etc., of House of Commons

    (5) For greater certainty, this section shall not be interpreted as limiting in any way the powers, privileges, rights and immunities of the House of Commons or its members.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 4

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