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Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 72.11 from 2004-05-17 to 2007-07-08:

Marginal note:Suspension of examination

  •  (1) The Ethics Commissioner shall immediately suspend an examination referred to in section 72.08 if

    • (a) the Ethics Commissioner believes on reasonable grounds that the minister or parliamentary secretary has committed an offence under an Act of Parliament in respect of the same subject matter, in which case the Ethics Commissioner shall notify the relevant authorities; or

    • (b) it is discovered that the subject matter of the examination is also the subject matter of an investigation to determine whether an offence referred to in paragraph (a) has been committed or that a charge has been laid in respect of that subject matter.

  • Marginal note:Investigation continued

    (2) The Ethics Commissioner may not continue an examination until any investigation or charge in respect of the same subject matter has been finally disposed of.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 4

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