Oct. 3, 2022

Mr. Poilievre, Mr. Singh: Will you stop the MP law and codebreaking?

Pierre Poilievre is Leader of His Majesty’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons and Jagmeet Singh is leader the NDP who has done a deal with the Liberal Party to give them a majority and be the Government of Canada until 2025. 

The following is relevant, taken from the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website: 

According to this website: There is a Conflict of Interest Code that applies to all Members of Parliament.

And there is a additional Conflict of Interest Act that also applies to Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries. 

I quote: “Over 2,700 appointed federal officials must comply with the Conflict of Interest Act for public office holders.

All 338 elected Members of Parliament must comply with the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons. 

Members of the House of Commons who are ministers or parliamentary secretaries must comply with both regimes. ‘ 

In the Act here is the enforcement provision: “The Commissioner can impose administrative monetary penalties of up to $500 for failure to meet certain reporting deadlines.

The Commissioner may order a public office holder to take any compliance measure that the Commissioner determines is necessary.’

In the Code here is the enforcement: Will you cause an appropriate motion/resolution to be put before the House amending the enforcement provisions of the Act and Code so that any Member who has been found by the Commissioner to have contravened provisions of the Act and/ or Code to be no longer eligible to serve in the House?

(I have e-mailed this to the parliamentary office of both leaders requesting an answer to the question).

Honouable A. Brian Peckford
Parksville, B.C.