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As Democracy Watch called for, Ethics Commissioner clarifies ethics rules, but fails to find Conservative Minister Flaherty and 2 MPs clearly guilty of violating the law, and no penalty —

Less than a week after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty found himself on the wrong end of an ethics ruling from Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, two more parliamentary secretaries have received similar raps on the wrist for the very same act deemed “improper” by the commissioner — namely, writing a letter to the CRTC on behalf of a hopeful applicant.