Sep 29, 2010
At today's meeting of Council, George Rust-D'Eye of the law firm Weir and Foulds was
appointed as interim Integrity Commissioner for a term of one year and the Code of Conduct for
Mayor and Members of Council was approved to be effective on December 1, 2010. A first review
of the Code has been scheduled for the General Committee meeting on April 6, 2011.
"The Code is a living document and the committee that developed the code recommended the
appointment of George Rust-D'Eye, a certified specialist in municipal law and specialist in
interpreting the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, as time does not permit Council to carry
out the steps to attain an Integrity Commissioner with the Code coming into effect on December
1, when the new Council takes office," said City Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench. "Mr.
Rust-D'Eye meets or exceeds the qualifications first set out in the report from May 5, 2010 and
approved by the committee."
According to today's Council report, Mr. Rust-D'Eye provided advice to a number of
municipalities respecting the creation and implementation of codes of conduct for Members of
Council and local boards. He has served as interim integrity commissioner for the City of
Hamilton and conducted major investigations on behalf of the Cities of Brantford and
Approved Code of Conduct
Bench explained the Code of Conduct will be presented for review at the April 6, 2011 meeting
of General Committee by which time it is anticipated recommendations from the Judicial Inquiry
will be reviewed and can be incorporated. "The public can comment on the Code at that time
as well, and a public reminder will be issued in February to that effect," said
The Code was developed by a committee of Council with Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams, Ward 8
Councillor Katie Mahoney and Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson and staff support from the City
Manager and CAO, City Solicitor and City Clerk.
The code was circulated for public comment to ratepayer groups, BIAs and was posted on the
Citys website from July 9 to August 18, 2010 and the period for public input was extended
to September 22. The Code of Conduct is posted on the Citys website at
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