Minister Chagger nominates next Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
December 11, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, today announced the nomination of Mario Dion as the next Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.
Mr. Dion’s distinguished career as a lawyer and a senior leader within the federal public service spans more than 35 years. He has served as Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada since 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Dion served as Commissioner of Public Sector Integrity from 2011 to 2014. He also served as Chairperson of the National Parole Board from 2006 to 2009.
The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is responsible for administering the Conflict of Interest Act and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons. Under the Parliament of Canada Act, the appointment to this position must be approved by the House of Commons.
“Mario Dion has an impressive track record as a senior public servant that stretches back three decades and six different governments. This makes him an excellent choice to be Canada’s next Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. I am confident he will continue to strengthen accountability and trust.”
- Hon. Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner is an independent Agent of Parliament, appointed under the Parliament of Canada Act for a term of seven years.
The appointment is made by the Governor in Council after consultation with the leader of each recognized party in the House of Commons and approval by resolution of the House of Commons.
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Office of the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
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