A-2.1, r. 1 - Code of ethics of the members of the Commission d’accès à l’information

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chapter A-2.1, r. 1
Code of ethics of the members of the Commission d’accès à l’information
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS — CODE OF ETHICS
Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information
(chapter A-2.1, ss. 110.1 and 112)
A-2.1
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
GENERAL
1. Members must abide by the rules of ethics set out in the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1) and in this Code.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 1.
DIVISION II
PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF OFFICE
2. Members must perform their duties of office with care, dignity and integrity.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 2.
3. Members must perform their duties with complete independence, free of any interference.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 3.
4. Members must be overtly objective and impartial.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 4.
5. Members must act in a respectful and courteous manner towards the persons appearing before them, while exercising the authority required for the proper conduct of the hearing.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 5.
6. Members must uphold the integrity of the Commission and defend its independence, in the best interest of justice.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 6.
7. Members must perform their duties of office conscientiously and diligently.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 7.
8. Members must respect the secrecy of deliberation.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 8.
9. Members are bound to confidentiality regarding any information they obtain and to discretion regarding any matter brought to their knowledge in the performance of their duties.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 9.
10. Members must take the measures required to maintain and improve the knowledge and skills necessary to the performance of their duties.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 10.
DIVISION III
GENERAL DUTIES OF MEMBERS
11. Members must refrain from engaging in any activity or placing themselves in any situation which could affect the dignity of their office or discredit the Commission.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 11.
12. Members must act with reserve and prudence in public.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 12.
13. Members must be politically neutral and not engage in any partisan political activity that is incompatible with the duties of their office.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 13.
14. Members must disclose to the chair of the Commission any direct or indirect interest they have in any enterprise that could cause a conflict between personal interest and the duties of their office.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 14.
15. Members may exercise functions within non-profit organizations, but not for reward, insofar as the functions do not compromise their impartiality or the effective performance of their duties.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 15.
16. The following are incompatible with the office of member:
(1)  soliciting or collecting donations, except in the case of limited community, school, religious or family activities that do not compromise the other duties imposed by this Code;
(2)  associating the status of member of the Commission with the activities referred to in paragraph 1; and
(3)  participating in organizations likely to be involved in a matter before the Commission.
Decision 2006-12-14, s. 16.
REFERENCES
Decision 2006-12-14, 2007 G.O. 2, 1194