The Commissioner’s Role

The Ethics Commissioner is an independent, non-partisan officer of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

The role of the Ethics Commissioner is to promote understanding by Members and former Members of the Legislative Assembly of their obligations under The Conflict of Interest (Members and Ministers) Act. The Commissioner does this by meeting with Members, by providing information and guidelines on this website and by providing oral or written confidential advice. The Commissioner also investigates alleged breaches of the Act and provides reports of those inquiries to the Legislative Assembly.

The Commissioner has the power to extend any time deadline specified in the Act.