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Code of Conduct

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Council 2018-2022

Accountability and Transparency

The Municipal Act, 2001, requires municipalities to establish a Code of Conduct for members of municipal council, local boards and committees.  The policy shall include a formal complaint and investigation process.

The Code of Conduct serves to enhance public trust and improve the quality of public administration and governance by encouraging high standards of conduct on the part of all government officials.  The policy also ensures that those members share a common standard of integrity through adherence to its principles. 

Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner shall provide an independent and consistent complaint investigation and resolution respecting the application of the Code of Conduct. 

Until such time that a Municipal Integrity Commissioner has been appointed by the Town, the role shall be filled by the Town's Chief Administrative Officer and Mayor.  The complaint protocol permits the CAO and Mayor to enforce the Code of Conduct with respect to members of Council.

Formal Complaint Process

Should a complaint be received regarding a member of Council, a formal investigation will be undertaken. 

If it has been determined that a breach of the Code of Conduct has occurred, staff shall provide a report and recommendations to Council.

Recommendations may include the imposition of a penalty in accordance with subsection 223.4(5) of the Municipal Act, 2001, which may result in a reprimand or a suspension of the remuneration paid to the Member of Council for a period of up to ninety (90) days.

Submit a Complaint

Click on the following link to submit a Formal Code of Conduct Complaint Form

A complaint can also be made in person to the Clerk's Office at 200 Broadway Street, Suite 204, Tillsonburg, ON.

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