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The Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly (chapter C-23.1) was adopted unanimously in December 2010.

The Code first affirms the important role Members play and recognizes the expectations of the people of Québec with regard to their Members of the National Assembly (MNAs). It also states the key values of the National Assembly, to which the Members must adhere. It states the rules of ethics and conduct to be observed by Members and Cabinet Ministers (Conseil exécutif) and defines how these rules will be monitored and enforced. It establishes that the Ethics Commissioner is responsible for the administration of the Code.

In 2013, two sets of rules applicable to political staff came into force: the Rules of conduct applicable to the staff of Members and House officers of the National Assembly (Rules) and the Regulation respecting the rules of conduct applicable to the office staff of Ministers (Regulation). The implementation of such rules was planned in the bill enacting the Code. The provisions of these two texts are substantially similar. They reflect the values stated in the Code, as well as some of its rules of conduct.

The Ethics Commissioner is responsible for enforcing the legal provisions and regulations provided for in these texts.

The Code, the Rules and the Regulation

The Code, the Rules and the Regulation

Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly (Link to Publications du Québec)
(CQLR, chapter C-23.1)

Rules of conduct applicable to the staff of Members and House officers of the National Assembly (PDF, 128 Ko) (French only)
(Bureau de l’Assemblée nationale, decision no 1690)

Regulation respecting the rules of conduct applicable to the office staff of Ministers
(Link to Publications du Québec)(CQLR, chapter C-23.1, r. 2)

Administrative regulations

Règlement sur les conflits d’intérêts du commissaire à l’éthique et à la déontologie (PDF, 69 Ko) (French only)
(Bureau de l’Assemblée nationale, decision no 1636)

Règlement sur les conflits d’intérêts du jurisconsulte (PDF, 60 Ko)  (French only)
(Bureau de l’Assemblée nationale, decision n1636)

Regulation respecting contracts of the Ethics Commissioner (Link to Publications du Québec) 
(CQLR, chapter C-23.1, r. 1)

Règlement autorisant le commissaire à l’éthique et à la déontologie à déroger à une disposition de la Loi sur l’administration publique (PDF, 65 Ko) (French only)
(Bureau de l’Assemblée nationale, decision n1605)

Règlement autorisant le commissaire à l’éthique et à la déontologie à déroger à certaines dispositions de la Loi sur l’administration financière (PDF, 56 Ko) (French only)
(Bureau de l’Assemblée nationale, decision n1606)

Other applicable law

The Ethics Commissioner is also responsible for determining whether a Member who resigns during his term of office meets the conditions set out by the legislators and is therefore entitled to a transition allowance.

An Act to regulate the granting of transition allowances to Members who resign during their term of office (PDF, 90 Ko)
(2015, chapter 33)

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