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


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.

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Press Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation
Media Relations Office
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
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