The investigation found that:The DG misused public assets by:
- Instructing administrative staff to complete tasks related to his private business activities; and
- Using CIDA's network and property, including the printer, scanner, fax, telephone and email to conduct private business activities.
The DG breached the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service by:
- Placing himself in conflict of interest situations on numerous occasions by engaging in private business activities, and at times, accepting private business contracts with an organization that also deals with the government;
- Failing to disclose the private business activities to the appropriate supervisor by means of a Confidential Report or any other mechanism;
- Using government property for non-official government use; and
- Demonstrating wilful disregard for obligations as a public servant, thereby violating the "ethical values" of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service.
The DG's actions constitute gross mismanagement in the public sector by:
- The repetitive and persistent nature of his use of CIDA assets, time and personnel to conduct private business activities; and
- The wilful and deliberate nature of his behaviour.