Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct

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Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Code of Ethical Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rules of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Responsibilities to Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Trust and Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Due Care and Professional Judgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Deceptive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Practice of the Profession. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Responsibilities to the Profession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct

A professional organization and its members are granted the legal right by society to organize themselves, to control entrance into the profession, and to formulate standards of behaviour governing its members. In return for this right, members of the profession are to act in the interest of society and its members. Provincial and Federal Acts, and the Code of Ethical Principles and
Rules of Conduct formalize this arrangement. In order to fulfil this responsibility,

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