March 8, 2023 •
Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Resigns
On February 21, Mario Dion retired from his position running Canada’s federal ethics office.
As Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner for the past five years, Dion was responsible for helping appointed and elected officials prevent and avoid conflicts between their public duties and private interests. His duties included administering the Conflict of Interest Act for public office holders and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.
Dion said he stepped down because of because of persistent health issues. For now, the seat is vacant. The Parliament of Canada Act requires the position be filled through appointment, after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of that House, by the Governor in Council.
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