Reviews of the Conflicts of Interest Act
On August 3, 1989, a review panel was established by Order-in-Council 425/89 to review Alberta legislation and guidelines that relate to conflict of interest rules applicable to members of the Executive Council, Members of the Legislative Assembly, and senior public servants in Alberta. In 1990, the Chairman, Chief Judge E. R. Wachowich, and the two other panel members, Dr. Walter Buck and Mr. Frank King, reported the panel's findings to Premier Don Getty. The report was tabled that year in the Alberta Legislature. The government responded to the report in 1991 by introducing Bill 40, the Conflicts of Interest Act, which received Royal Assent on June 25, 1991.
Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee (Final Report, May 2006)
Bill 2, Conflicts of Interest Amendment Act, 2007, was referred to the Standing Committee on Government Services following adoption of Motion 23 on May 30, 2007. The report of the Standing Committee on Government Services was presented to the Legislative Assembly on November 6, 2007.
On October 23, 2012 a motion was passed to commence the Conflicts of Interest Act five year review by an all-party committee.
On November 19, 2013, the Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee presented this report to the Legislative Assembly for consideration.
On November 16, 2017, pursuant to Government Motion 32, the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship was deemed the special committee of the Assembly for the purpose of conducting a comprehensive review of the Conflicts of Interest Act pursuant to section 48 of that Act.