Sunday, December 10, 2023

Former Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido repeatedly broke conflict of interest rules, watchdog says

Former Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido broke Canadian conflict of interest rules through a “chronic failure” to disclose his private interests, the federal ethics watchdog has found.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion released the results Wednesday of his investigation into Peschisolido’s conduct while he was representing the B.C. riding of Steveston-Richmond East.

Dion said the former MP broke the conflict of interest code for members of Parliament in multiple ways.

“Given Mr. Peschisolido’s chronic failure to comply with the code’s disclosure requirements, there is no doubt in my mind I would h​​​ave recommended that Parliament impose appropriate sanctions. I did not do so because Mr. Peschisolido is no longer a member of the House of Commons,” Dion said in a written statement.

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