C-23.1, r. 1 - Regulation respecting contracts of the Ethics Commissioner

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18. Despite section 17, the Ethics Commissioner may hire the professional services of an advocate at a higher hourly rate when the parliamentary privileges of the National Assembly and its members are at issue in a proceeding.
In such a case, the Ethics Commissioner must report to the Office of the National Assembly at its next meeting.
Decision 1552-2, s. 18.