Statement by the Honourable Minister Fantino on Potential Conflict of Interest of Former CIDA Employee

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, made the following statement about a former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) employee who after his departure from CIDA worked on a CIDA-funded project:

"It has come to my attention that a former Canadian International Development Agency employee may have been in a conflict of interest."

"I am deeply concerned about this issue, which is why I am immediately referring this matter to the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for review."

"Until further notice, future payments for this particular project will be withheld," said Minister Fantino.

Contact:
Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Press Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation
819-953-6238
danielbezalel.richardsen@acdi-cida.gc.ca
Media Relations Office
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
819-953-6534
media@acdi-cida.gc.ca
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