Prize of Greater than Nominal Value (C04-12/13)

An ethics executive sought advice as to whether a public servant would be permitted to keep a prize, of greater than nominal value, which he/she had won as a result of attending a conference on behalf of the Crown.

The Commissioner advised the ethics executive to consider whether the prize was meant to influence the public servant in the performance of his/her duties. The Commissioner was of the view that the organizers of the conference were not seeking to influence the public servant, given that the public servant’s name was selected at random from a list of all conference attendees.

O. Reg. 381/07, s. 4.