News Release

Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

Inquiry Report from the Senate Ethics Officer

March 19, 2019


Ottawa – The Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators today tabled in the Senate, on behalf of the Committee, the Senate Ethics Officer’s Inquiry Report under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators concerning Senator Lynn Beyak. 

In his report, the Senate Ethics Officer found that Senator Beyak breached sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators.

In keeping with its obligations under subsection 49(1) of the Code to “take into consideration an inquiry report from the Senate Ethics Officer as promptly as circumstances permit”, the Committee met this afternoon and will meet again on Thursday, March 21st, to consider the report. Under the Code, the Committee is to recommend appropriate remedial measures and/or sanctions to the Senate for its consideration.  Any recommended measures and/or sanctions become effective once adopted by the Senate.

The Committee will make no comment on the subject matter of the Inquiry Report until the Committee reports to the Senate.

The Inquiry Report is available on the website of the Senate Ethics Officer:
http://sen.parl.gc.ca/seo-cse/PDF/Inquiry-Beyak2019-e.pdf

 

For more information, please contact:

Sonia Noreau
Public Relations Officer | Communications Directorate
Senate of Canada
613-614-1180 | sonia.noreau@sen.parl.gc.ca