Mar 23, 2011
A first review of the City of Mississauga's Code of Conduct for Mayor and Members of Council
has been scheduled for the General Committee meeting on April 6, 2011.
"The code is a living document and this is the first scheduled review," said City
Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench. "When the date was set, it was hoped that the report from the
Judicial Inquiry would be available and recommendations from that could be included in this
review. They will be included at a later date."
Approved by Council on September 29, 2010, the code of conduct came into effect on December
1, 2010 and contains rules respecting Members of Council that works 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. The code, contains a
series of rules that are common to provisions found in various other codes of conduct from
other Ontario cities.
The committee that developed the code included Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams, Ward 8
Councillor Katie Mahoney and Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson with staff support from the City
Manager and CAO, City Solicitor and City Clerk.
George Rust-D'Eye of the law firm Weir, Foulds was appointed as interim Integrity
Commissioner for a term of up to one year. The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to provide
advice, assistance, and training to Council and to investigate and assess complaints regarding
any alleged breach of the code.
Prior to approval, the code was circulated for public comment to ratepayer groups. The
public are encouraged to make submissions to the General Committee meeting on April 6th in
respect of the matters related to the code and its operations.
The Code of Conduct is posted on the City's website at www.mississauga.ca.
Comments and questions on the code are to be sent to the Office of the City Clerk by:
3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 if calling outside City limits)
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