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Apparent Conflict of Interest

One's perception that a public official’s ability to exercise an official power or perform an official duty or function may have been affected by his or her private interest

(Adapted by Ben Eisen from the British Columbia’s Members’ Conflict of Interest Act, cited in Turnbull, 2007, p. 93)



Turnbull, L. 2007. “The Federal Accountability Act: How Ottawa Steps Backward in Monitoring Political Ethics and Integrity”, pp. 87-104, in B. Doern, ed.. How Ottawa Spends 2007-2008: The Harper Conservatives – Climate of Change. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.


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