Integrity Commissioner

Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner is an independent accountability officer given authority under the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001 including Ontario Regulation 55/18 Codes of Conduct and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, 1990. The Integrity Commissioner ensures that the conduct of the members of Wellington County Council complies with the terms of the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 55/18.

The Integrity Commissioner for Wellington County is Guy Giorno.

Code of Conduct for Members of Council

The County of Wellington is committed to achieving the highest quality of municipal administration and governance by encouraging high standards of conduct on the part of all elected officials. A Code of Conduct aims to ensure public trust and confidence in the County's decision making and operations. Members of Council are expected to adhere to the provisions of the Code of Conduct.

 Code of Conduct
  1. Members shall deposit with the Museum Curator all non-perishable gifts of appreciation for disposal or inclusion in the Museum collection.
  2. Members shall not accept hospitality outside functions related to the discharge of their duties as a County Councillor
  3. Members shall treat in a respectful manner each other and all officers and staff of the Corporation of the County of Wellington during all formal meetings, and social exchanges.
  4. Members shall keep information and materials obtained during "in camera" sessions of County Council and County Committees confidential until such time as public discussion is permitted by the lapsing of privilege established by the Municipal Act's closed meetings provisions.
  5. Members shall not use property of the County unless permitted/required by the natural course of their duties.

Complaints to Integrity Commissioner

Members of the public are encouraged to voice your concerns directly with the relevant Councillor if you are comfortable in doing so. If you do not want to contact the Councillor or are not satisfied with the response, and you want to lodge a complaint, you may do so through the Integrity Commissioner. Requests may be made to the Integrity Commissioner by Council, a member of Council or a member of the public about whether a member of Council has contravened the Code of Conduct.

PENALTIES

The municipality may impose either a reprimand and/or suspension of the remuneration paid to the member of Council for a period of up to 90 days.

 

Guy Giorno, Wellington County Integrity Commissioner
 Direct:  613-696-6871
Toll Free:  1-877-609-5685
IntegrityCommissioner@fasken.com

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