Conflict code bars MPs from furthering their private interests
NDP MP Charlie Angus is asking the ethics commissioner to investigate Liberal MP Raj Grewal following reports he helped a business associate gain access to the prime minister and other top government officials during a trip to India last month.
As Angus points out in his letter, sections 8 and 9 of the Conflict of Interest Code for MPs prohibit them from furthering their private interests or "improperly further(ing) another person's or entity's private interests."
Angus goes on to argue that Grewal has "failed the test of principles" by promoting his partial employer's business and organizing "high-level networking opportunities."
A spokesperson for Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion would not confirm that his office has received a request for an inquiry.