Finance Minister Bill Morneau didn’t break law with pension bill, ethics watchdog says (Details)

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OTTAWA—The federal ethics commissioner says Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year.

Morneau found himself in hot water when he introduced pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company.

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Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says the allegations were worrisome enough that this predecessor decided to open a full investigation.

In a decision released today, Dion says since the bill affects all federally regulated private-sector employers, certain Crown corporations and all pension plan administrators, it is “of general application” in the words of the conflict of interest law.

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Those words mean that Morneau’s stake in the company and those of his relatives, don’t fall under the scope of the law, Dion says.

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Dion says Morneau didn’t place himself in a conflict of interest or contravene the law.

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