The Federal Approach to Ethics from an Evolutive Perspective – Key Milestones, Past and Future
Presented by Mario Dion, conflict of interest and ethics commissioner of Canada.
Mr. Dion will provide an overview of the major steps and causes of the evolution, in the past 50 years, of regimes governing elected and appointed officials at the federal level. He will attempt to predict what significant additional refinements should be added in the first half of this century. The speaker will highlight the raison d’être of such measures and the main impacts they have on officials.
Mario Dion was named conflict of interest and ethics commissioner on Jan. 9, following a long and distinguished career with the Government of Canada. After graduating with a law degree in 1979, Dion immediately joined the federal government as legal adviser and, after 1988, occupied several senior positions at the Correctional Service of Canada, the Department of Justice and the Privy Council Office before being appointed deputy minister of indian residential schools resolution in 2003, commissioner for public sector integrity in 2010 and Chair of Canada’s two largest administrative tribunals.