My Ethics Executive

Each current and former public servant has an ethics executive:

Current/Former Public Servant Ethics Executive
Ministry employees Deputy minister
Ministers’ staff Integrity Commissioner
Deputy ministers Secretary of Cabinet
Secretary of the Cabinet Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Former ministry employees Public Service Commission
Former deputy ministers Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Former cabinet secretaries Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Chairs of public bodies Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Public body appointees Chair of public body
Public body employees Chair of public body or the person prescribed in O. Reg. 147/10
Persons listed in O. Reg. 147/10 Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Former public body employees and appointees Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Conflict of Interest Commissioner Integrity Commissioner

As the ethics executive for the public servants shown in the list above, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner has the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that public servants are familiar with the conflict of interest and political activity rules.
  • Providing advice to public servants about the application of the rules to their outside activities
  • Providing direction where public servants have an actual or potential conflict of interest
  • Conducting inquiries where public servants may have contravened a rule
  • Making determinations on conflict of interest and political activity issues
  • Authorizing requests to engage in certain political activities
  • Making a determination on the need to terminate employment if a public servant is elected to municipal office

Public servants and former public servants for whom the commissioner is ethics executive are responsible for seeking the commissioner’s assistance regarding the application of the conflict of interest and political activity rules.