The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to:
The Integrity Commissioner gives advice to members of Council if requested about their duty and responsibilities under the Code of Conduct. Advice can be given confidentially to a member of Council or in a general way to all members of Council.
If the Integrity Commissioner receives a request to investigate a complaint they will first assess the validity of the complaint. If the complaint is valid, the Integrity Commissioner will report the reason for the investigation, estimated time and expected cost to conduct the investigation to Council.
The Integrity Commissioner also investigates concerns about the behaviour of a member of a local board or committee if it conflicts with the code of conduct for local boards.
The Integrity Commissioner gives training and reference material about its role, responsibilities of Council under the Council code of conduct, such as how to disclose gifts and any other procedures, rules or policies covered by the rules in the code of conduct.
The Integrity Commissioner can ask a member of Council to clarify their request before starting an investigation. If the member of Council believes the result of any action taken by the Integrity Commissioner is not what was intended, the Member of Council can provide clarification to the Integrity Commissioner or may even withdraw their request.
The Integrity Commissioner submits an annual report to Council about any recommendations or investigations made in the previous year, as well as any significant developments or recommendations about their role as the City’s Integrity Commissioner.
If you have concerns regarding the behaviour of a member of Council or a member of a local board that you believe is in conflict with the Local Boards Code of Conduct, you can Request an Inquiry
Submit your request by mail, email or in person to:
The Integrity Commissioner does not handle the following types of complaints:
You can make a complaint if you have a concern about any of these types of issues.