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City of Mississauga's Draft Code of Conduct Available to Residents for Review

Jul 09, 2010

Members of the public are invited to review a draft code of conduct for the Mayor and Members of Council and appointment of an Integrity Commissioner developed by a committee of Council with staff support from the City Manager and CAO and the City Solicitor.

"The draft code proposes rules respecting Members of Council that will work with the Municipal Act, 2001; Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, 1996; Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; Municipal Elections Act, and the Criminal Code of Canada," said City Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench. "The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to provide advice, assistance, and training to Council and investigate and assess complaints regarding an alleged breach of the code. The report was presented to Council in May, and recommends the appointment of an Integrity Commissioner on a part-time basis, and appointed by bylaw to a five year term."

Bench explained the report and code, based on the Municipal Act, 2001 outline various elements found in other codes of conduct from other Ontario cities. Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams, Ward 8 Councillor Katie Mahoney and Ward 11 George Carlson served on the committee to develop the draft code.

Draft Code and Contact Information:

The draft code of conduct is posted on the City's website at www.mississauga.ca.

The deadline for public input is August 18, 2010. Comments and questions on the code are to be sent to the Office of the City Clerk by:

Telephone:
3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 if calling outside City limits)

TTY:
905-896-5151 (teletypewriter)

Fax:
905-615-4081

Email:
city.clerk@mississauga.ca

Mail:
City of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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