Case Summaries

Each year, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s annual report includes a selection of summaries of the conflict of interest and political activity questions or issues dealt with during the year. These summaries are intended to assist Ontario public service decision-makers in interpreting conflict of interest and political activity rules and applying the rules to similar […]


Do the Right Thing

In previous blogs I explained that conflicts of interest may sometimes occur as a fact of life in a complicated society and that people should develop their own ethical compass and know when to seek advice.  I discussed how leaders are responsible for their own and their organization’s ethical integrity and they should foster an […]

Commissioner Expenses

Under the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Directive (November 2014), all regulatory agencies are required to post details of travel, meal and hospitality expenses of senior executives and government appointees for the agency on a quarterly basis throughout the calendar year. Fiscal Year 2015-16 Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2016-17 First Quarter (no expenses were incurred […]