In a press release published Monday, she indicates that she will look into a possible breach of article 36 of the Code of ethics and professional conduct of members of the National Assembly, which concerns the use by deputies of state goods and services for activities related to the exercise of their office.
She specifies that the alleged facts concern the use, by a member of the staff of the Chauveau constituency office in the exercise of her duties, of computer equipment and the official email address provided by the National Assembly to promote the partisan fundraising activities of the Coalition Avenir Québec.
Mr. Lévesque was informed in writing of the opening of this investigation which will take place behind closed doors, in accordance with what is provided for in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Members of the National Assembly.
Radio-Canada's revelations also covered other activities of CAQ elected officials, notably the organization of a networking evening by the member for Marie-Victorin, Shirley Dorismond, in the presence of Minister Jean Boulet and Michel Philibert, chief of staff of the Minister for the Economy.
However, the guidelines of the Ethics Commissioner specifies that it is prohibited to use one's title or functions as a staff member while carrying out partisan activities.
The Electoral Law also stipulates that no advantage or consideration may be offered to a voter in exchange for a contribution.