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February 8, 2018

The Senate Ethics Officer announced that in light of Senator Colin Kenny's, the SEO suspended member of the Senate, resignation as

In light of Senator Colin Kenny's resignation as member of the Senate, effective February 2, 2018, the Senate Ethics Officer permanently suspended, as of that date, his inquiry under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators (the "Code") regarding allegations that Senator Kenny used his staff for personal purposes unrelated to Senate business.

Pursuant to subsection 48(21) of the Code, an inquiry in respect of a Senator who ceases to be a Senator is permanently suspended unless the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators decides otherwise.

The Senate Ethics Officer has no further comments about this matter at this time.