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An open letter to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

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Ms. Mary Dawson

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
Parliament of Canada
Centre Block, P.O. Box 16
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

By E-Mail

Dear Ms. Dawson:

I note that, this evening, the House of Commons passed legislation to order two unions of Air Canada employees to binding arbitration to prevent strike action. This action could be seen as being highly beneficial to both the corporation and its shareholders. This raises my question as to the potential motivation and the potential of conflict of interest in some of the members voting in favour of this legislation.

I know that there is a requirement for member disclosure on election on their personal holdings and wish to know how many of the members who voted in this matter have  personal portfolios that  include share holdings in Air Canada or its subsidiaries.  I also respectfully request that appropriate action be taken under section 8 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.

Yours truly,

Doug Rutherford
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada




  1. Priscilla says:

    Wow – great letter – I hope you post their answer – thanks

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