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Vennard shouldn’t have accepted birthday gift from Red FM: watchdog

Media | 09/13/2016 6:37 pm EDT

CRTC commissioner Linda Vennard broke conflict of interest rules by accepting a birthday gift from a stakeholder, the ethics watchdog announced Tuesday. “All public office holders should be mindful of their obligations under the Conflict of Interest Act when they are offered gifts or other advantages, particularly by stakeholders of their public sector entity,” Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said in a press release. In her report, Dawson outlined the...