Welcome to the Office
Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson is an independent Officer of Parliament responsible for helping appointed and elected officials prevent and avoid conflicts between their public duties and private interests. With the support of her Office, the Commissioner administers the Conflict of Interest Act for public office holders and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.
Meet the Commissioner
Mary Dawson was appointed Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on July 9, 2007, following a long and distinguished career with the Government of Canada. She oversaw a wide variety of legal issues from within the Department of Justice, retiring in 2005 as Associate Deputy Minister.Read more
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Information notice: Gifts offered to public office holders appointed to administrative tribunals - December 20, 2013
Advisory opinion: Letters of support - December 12, 2013
Role of MPs and ministers highlighted in investigation report – December 3, 2013
Advisory opinion: Fundraising and the Members’ Code – November 20, 2013
Guideline: Fundraising and the Conflict of Interest Act – November 2013
Guideline: Serving your constituents when you are a minister or a parliamentary secretary–October 2013
Information notice: Working with government after leaving office – August 2013
Backgrounder on blind trusts – August 2013
Act not contravened in hunting lodge weekend – August 7, 2013
2012-13 annual reports
Senior public servant cleared in examination under Act – April 30, 2013