The Integrity Commissioner is an independent and impartial position reporting directly to Council.
The Integrity Commissioner carries out the following core functions:
The Integrity Commissioner provides confidential written and oral advice to the Mayor and Councillors about their own situations respecting the Code of Conduct for Members of Council and other by-laws, policies and procedures governing ethical behaviour, including general advice about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
The Integrity Commissioner also provides opinions and reports to Council on issues of ethics and integrity.
Complaints about breaches of the Code of Conduct are made to the Integrity Commissioner pursusant to the Council approved Complaint procedure. Complaints can be dealt with through a formal or informal process. When carrying out a formal complaint investigation, the Commissioner can summon evidence and examine witnesses under oath. Should the Integrity Commissioner find a contravention, he can recommend various penalties for imposition by Council. The available penalties range from suspension of remuneration to a reprimand or apology.
The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for providing educational programs to Council Members and Staff. This is carried out in group settings, one-on-one meetings, and annual reporting.
Integrity Commissioner Annual Reports
Integrity Commissioner Investigations
Fees per complaint is $150.00
50% will be returned if the complainant is successful.