Flaherty Broke Rules By Writing CRTC Letter

The federal Ethics Commissioner has ruled Finance Minister Jim Flaherty acted improperly and breached the Conflict of Interest Act by writing a letter to the CRTC on behalf of a constituent.

A spokesperson for Commissioner Mary Dawson confirmed to the Globe that she has issued a compliance order that directs the minister to refrain from writing similar letters in the future without seeking approval from her office.

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