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

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96. The Ethics Commissioner must conduct inquiries in private and with due dispatch. The Ethics Commissioner must allow the Member concerned to present a full and complete defence, including an opportunity to submit observations and, if the Member so requests, to be heard
(1)  first, on whether the Member has violated this Code; and
(2)  after being informed of the Ethics Commissioner’s conclusion and the grounds for it, on the sanction that could be imposed.
The Ethics Commissioner must not comment publicly on a verification or inquiry but may confirm that a request for a verification or an inquiry has been received or that a verification or inquiry is under way or has been completed. The Ethics Commissioner may also state why, after a verification, the Ethics Commissioner decided not to conduct an inquiry.
2010, c. 30, s. 96.