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Ethics law forbids ex-minister Philpott from paid work for First Nation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201922 Views

Conflict of Interest Act calls for a 2-year ‘cooling off period’

Dec 12, 2019

The federal ethics law has put a crimp in Jane Philpott’s plan to put her experience as a former minister of health and Indigenous services to work for the benefit of a northern Ontario First Nation.

Just two weeks ago, Philpott announced she would be taking on a new role as special health adviser to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which comprises 49 remote communities in northwestern Ontario.

But now she says her work for NAN will have to be strictly voluntary.

That’s because her new job ran afoul of the Conflict of Interest Act, which stipulates that former ministers must adhere to a two-year “cooling off period” in which they must not work for, contract with or serve on the board of directors of any entity with which they had “direct and significant dealings” during their last year as a minister.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jane-philpott-ethics-first-nations-1.5393627

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