Integrity Commissioner

The Municipal Act permits Council to appoint an Integrity Commissioner who performs specified functions regarding the application of the Code of Conduct which applies to all members of Council and members appointed to Boards and Committees to promote accountability and transparency in municipal governance.

The Integrity Commissioner's role is to:

  • Keep officials aware of the requirements of the Code;
  • Respond to requests from members of Council, Boards or Committees for advice regarding their obligations and compliance;
  • Conduct inquiries and investigations into alleged contraventions of the Code, make decisions and impose penalties where he finds that the Code has been breached; and
  • Report annually to Council on the activities of the office.

Please note that the Integrity Commissioner is not in place at this time. During this time please contact either the TKL Clerk Jo Ann Ducharme or the Office of the Ombudsman if you are lodging a complaint.

Ombudsman Ontario

As of January 1, 2016 the new Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 takes effect. The Ontario Ombudsman has the power to investigate and resolve complaints about municipalities, universities and school boards. This means that the Ontario Ombudsman can help Ontarians who have problems with these bodies, just as they help them with the 500+ provincial government organizations they oversee.

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