The Conflict of Interest Act prevents an ex-staffer at Annesley`s level — referred to as a former reporting public officer holder — from working for a company with which she has had “direct and significant official dealings” in the year leading up to her last day as a member of the ministerial staff.
“The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner`s office was advised of Husky`s employment offer and then of Ms. Annesley`s acceptance of the offer,” media and issues manager
“The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner`s office advised
Reporting public officer holders are required to tell the commissioner about firm officers of outside employment within seven days of receiving them, Brisebois said, and disclose in writing the initial decision to accept such an offer seven days after doing so.
There is no need to report after leaving office, which means the job offer and acceptance came while Annesley was still working for Carr.
According to the federal lobbyist registry,
Duvall said that was the last time Husky or any of its subsidiaries lobbied Annesley, who left her position with Carr on
Annesley, who has years of experience in communications and lobbying for the oil industry, including with the
Duvall said both Annesley and her new employer understand the rules.
“It`s essentially saying you have no conflict of interest as long as the contact you have with the company or the organization was longer than a year ago,” Conacher said.
Conacher also said
The law also forbids someone like Annesley from giving advice to her employer based on things they learned in the political job that was not publicly available. Conacher said that should mean such jobs are off limits, at least until after a change in government.
“How does she unlearn what she knows — what the public doesn`t know — about the minister, the cabinet and the department she comes from?”
New Democrat MP
“The idea of the revolving door from industry into a minister`s office, back into industry, is one of the things that Trudeau said he was going to clean up,” he said.
“The government does have some problems following the rules, whether it`s the rules they set for themselves, or the expectations they set for Canadians.”
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