Political staff members are subject to 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 Rules apply to office staff of MNAs and House Officers of the National Assembly, including staff hired to assist a political party or an independent member for research and support purposes. As for Regulation, they set out rules aimed at the executive secretary and other office staff appointed by a minister, including electoral division staff and regional staff.
This section presents the main provisions of both the Rules and the Regulation concerning the values and ethical principles to which the staff members must adhere and their ethical obligations. It also includes the texts published by the Ethics Commissioner related to these texts.
The Rules and the Regulation
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) (chapter C-23.1, r.2)
Summary of the rules of conduct applicable to office staff of Ministers (PDF, 58 Ko) June 2014 (French Only)
Guidelines and Reference Material
The Ethics Commissioner may publish guidelines and other reference material for staff members regarding the application of the Rules and the Regulation. Those are sorted by themes below.
Gifts, Hospitality and Other Benefits
Information Note (Additional Information) (PDF, 49 Ko) June 2014 (French only)
Information Note (Free tickets) (PDF, 53 Ko) June 2014 (French only)
Guidelines (PDF, 285 Ko) May 2012
Analysis Grid Summarizing the Guidelines (PDF, 327 Ko) May 2012 (French only)
Guidelines (PDF, 136 Ko) July 2018, updated in July 2021
Conflict of Interest Situations
Information note (Covid-19/contracts with the Government) Avril 2020
Guidelines (Written Commitment) (PDF, 58 Ko) (PDF, 58 Ko) November 2013 (French only)
Guidelines (PDF, 127 Ko) December 2021 (French only)
Candidacy in Provincial Election
Guidelines (PDF, 58 Ko) February 2018 (French only)
Candidacy in Federal or Municipal Election
Guidelines (PDF, 121 Ko) September 2021 (French only)
Guidelines (PDF, 128 Ko) May 2022 (French only)