C-23.1 - Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly

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49. As soon as a Cabinet Minister becomes aware of a situation described in section 22, 23 or 24, he or she must inform the Ethics Commissioner and the Secretary General of the Conseil exécutif. The Cabinet Minister must undertake in writing to abstain, for as long as the situation is not regularized, from discussing with Cabinet colleagues, even privately, any file even remotely connected to the interest concerned, not to exert or attempt to exert, directly or indirectly, any influence in relation to such a file and to withdraw from any Cabinet meeting or meeting of a Cabinet committee or the Conseil du trésor while such a file is being discussed. The Cabinet Minister must also expressly direct the deputy minister of the department and the chief executive officers of the public bodies under the Cabinet Minister’s responsibility never to bring to the Cabinet Minister’s attention any information concerning such a file, to deal themselves with such information and to make any decision relating to such a file on their own.
Moreover, if the Ethics Commissioner sets a compliance period different from that provided for in sections 22, 23 and 24, the Ethics Commissioner informs the Secretary General of the Conseil exécutif.
2010, c. 30, s. 49.