Welcome to the site of the Office of the Ethics Commissioner for the Province of Alberta. The office was established on April 1, 1992. For more information on Alberta's Lobbyists Registry, please visit: https://www.albertalobbyistregistry.ca.
Under Section 26(1) of the Conflicts of Interest Act the Ethics Commissioner, or any of the staff, may not disclose to anyone:
a) the fact that the office has received a request for an investigation;
b) whether an investigation is being conducted or not;
c) the outcome of any such investigation.
If there are sufficient grounds or evidence to conduct an investigation, and following completion of an investigation, the Ethics Commissioner submits a report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly as required under Section 27 of the Conflicts of Interest Act which then will be handled as required under Section 28 of the Conflicts of Interest Act.
The Office of the Ethics Commissioner will not provide any comment on ANY alleged or actual investigation to any person unless authorized or required to do so under the Conflicts of Interest Act.
Important Information - Recent changes to the Conflicts of Interest Act and Public Service Act
The Conflicts of Interest Act and the Public Service Act were amended as a result of Bill 27, which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2017: http://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=bills_status&selectbill=027&legl=29&session=3
One of the major changes to the Conflicts of Interest Act is the requirement for certain government agencies, boards and commissions to submit their Codes of Conduct to the Office of the Ethics Commissioner for review. To assist affected entities with the review of their Codes of Conduct prior to submission the Office of the Ethics Commissioner has prepared the following checklist: