Public financial disclosure statements for Ontario’s Members of Provincial Parliament have been filed today with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and published on the Office website.
As required by the Members’ Integrity Act, 1994, all MPPs have disclosed their personal assets, liabilities, and other financial information to the Office of the Integrity Commissioner.
Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake met with each MPP individually to review their financial disclosure. These meetings are required by the Act and provide the opportunity for MPPs to discuss potential conflict of interest issues and for the Commissioner to remind them of their ethical obligations, including requirements leading up to the provincial election.
The Commissioner is required to disclose publicly certain information from each MPP’s private disclosure statement. The statements reflect each MPP’s financial holdings as of September 1, 2021. Additionally, the Commissioner ensures that each MPP’s holdings comply with the Act, including the requirements of members of Cabinet to place certain financial assets in a management trust. As of September 1, 2021, there were six trusts in place.
The public financial statements are available at www.oico.on.ca and can also be viewed in the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
About the OIC
The Office has seven mandates under five pieces of legislation:
- Members’ Integrity, providing confidential conflict of interest advice to MPPs and conducting inquiries into alleged breaches;
- Ministers’ Staff Ethical Conduct, providing conflict of interest advice and direction to public servants in ministers’ offices;
- Lobbyist Registration, operating Ontario’s lobbyist registry and conducting investigations into potential non-compliance;
- Disclosure of Wrongdoing, receiving whistleblowing disclosures from current and former members of the Ontario Public Service;
- Public Sector Ethics, providing conflict of interest advice and direction to Ethics Executives in ministries and public bodies; and,
- Expenses Review:
- Reviewing the travel, meal and hospitality expenses of Cabinet ministers, parliamentary assistants, Opposition leaders, and their staff; and,
- Reviewing the travel, meal and hospitality expenses of selected agencies.
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