Township of Uxbridge - Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner is an independent and impartial position that reports directly to Council and whose powers and duties are set out in the Municipal Act, 2001.

The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for performing in an independent manner the following functions as assigned by the Township with respect to:

  •  the application of the Code of Conduct ; and

  • the application of any procedures, rules and policies of the Township  governing the ethical behaviour of members; and

  • without limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall be entitled to undertake investigations or not undertake investigations in accordance with provisions of Part V.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

In addition, the Integrity Commissioner shall also provide:

  •  information to Council as to members' obligations under the Code of Conduct and the Complaint Procedure;

  • advice to individual members regarding specific situations as they relate to the application of the Code of Conduct;

  • advice to Council on other policies and procedures that relate to the ethical behavior of members;

  • information to the public regarding the Code of Conduct and the obligations of members under the Code of Conduct.

Any person who believes that a member of Council is in contravention of the Code of Conduct may address their concerns in the following manner:

Informal Complaints

Informal complaints are a means of remedying the behaviour or activity believed to violate the Code of Conduct. The parties involved are encouraged to take advantage of the informal process as the first means of remedying behaviour or activity of a Member that they believe violates the Code of Conduct.. 

If any person is not satisfied with the response received through the aforementioned informal process, the person may proceed with a formal complaint.

Formal Complaints

Please refer to the complaint procedure for details on the treatment of formal complaints. Formal complaints should be submitted on the established complaint form. as outlined in the Complaint Procedure. 

Related documents:

Council Code of Conduct

Complaint Procedure

Formal Complaint Form/Affidavit

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