Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct is founded on the recognition that the conduct of Tribunal members must be governed by the requirements of fairness, integrity and independence in decision-making.
This Code of Conduct should be read keeping in mind the Financial and Consumer Services Commission Act, the Rules of Procedure and the Tribunal’s Policy on Conflict of Interest.
To demonstrate commitment to transparency and accountability, this Code of Conduct is available to the public on the Tribunal’s website.
A member who fails to comply with this Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including revocation of the member's appointment pursuant to section 35 of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission Act.
This policy applies to all current and past Tribunal members.
PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT
Tribunal members shall ensure that hearings of the Tribunal are conducted in a manner that is transparent and fair.
Tribunal members shall perform their office with honour, dignity and integrity.
3. Interaction with Participants
4. Absence of Discrimination
7. Other Activities
8. Political Activity
- Active participation in any political party;
- Political fundraising;
- Attending any public political gathering;
- Attending political fund raising events;
- Taking part in political discussions except in respect of matters directly affecting the operation or independence of the Tribunal, or fundamental aspects of the administration of justice; and
- Signing petitions or other communications to influence a political decision.
9. Civic and Charitable Activities
- Tribunal Members should avoid any activity or association that could reflect adversely on their impartiality or interfere with the performance of their adjudicative duties; and
- Tribunal Members should avoid involvement in causes, organizations or sectors that are regulated by the Financial and Consumer Services Commission.
10. Post-service Conduct
11. Duty to Avoid and Report Real or Perceived Conflicts of Interest
Tribunal members shall abide by the Tribunal’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
12. Confidential Information
Tribunal members shall preserve confidential information obtained as a result of their appointment.
With the exception of sanctioned educational activities or Tribunal meetings, Tribunal members should not comment on, explain, or justify a decision to anyone.
15. Commenting on Tribunal Decisions
The Tribunal Chair is responsible for the administration of this policy.
TR1-103 Code of Conduct approved September 22, 2015.
September 22, 2015