Integrity Commissioner

Integrity Commissioner

On May 15, 2018, Council of the Township of North Kawartha appointed Robert J. Swayze to act as its Integrity Commissioner providing accountability services to the municipality. The Integrity Commissioner ensures all Members of Council follow the Code of Conduct for Members of Council and handles matters when a section of the code is violated. They are required by the Municipal Act and are responsible for performing in an independent manner the following functions:  The services of the Integrity Commissioner include:

  1. To provide written advice to individual members of Council and to members of local boards about their own situation under the Code of Conduct, other procedures, rules and policies governing the ethical behaviour of members and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
  2. To provide Council and its local boards with specific and general opinions and advice on the Township's procedures, rules and policies regulating the conduct of members and issues of compliance with such regulations.
  3. To conduct inquiries into a request made by Township Council, a member of Council, a local board, a member of a local board or a member of the public into whether a member of Council or member of a local board has contravened any applicable code of conduct, procedures, rules and policies governing the ethical behaviour and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
  4. To determine whether a member of Council or a member of a local board has violated any Township procedures, rules, policies governing ethical behaviour and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, reporting any violation with any recommendation for sanction to Council.
  5. To provide an annual report to Council on issues addressed, including examples in general terms of advice rendered and complaints received and disposed of.
  6. To provide, as requested, outreach programs to Council and local boards on issues of ethics and integrity.
  7. To provide, as required, recommended policies and procedures to govern the ethical behaviour of Members of Council and local boards.

In performing such duties, the Integrity Commissioner shall have the powers set out in Subsection 223.13 (6) and Sections 223.14 to 223.18 of the Act.

Robert Swayze, Barrister & Solicitor
Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in Municipal Law
20736 Mississauga Road
Caledon, ON
L7K 1M7
Telephone: 519-942-0070
Fax:  519-942-1233

The preferred method of contact for Mr. Swayze is email.

 

Public Registry of Pecuniary Interest

Section 5.1 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires a member of Council to file a written statement of disclosure of a pecuniary interest either at a meeting where the interest was declared or as soon as possible after the meeting.

Section 6.1 (1) of the Act, requires that every municipality and local board shall establish and maintain a registry. As per 6.1(2), the registry shall be available for public inspection in the manner and during the time that the municipality or local board, as the case may be, may determine. The Registry is available below for public inspection.

Disclosure of a Pecuniary Interest 2019

 

 
Councillor Meeting

Agenda Item and

Subject Matter

Date

Declared

Reasoning
Carolyn Amyotte

March 5, 2019

Council Meeting

Closed Session March 5/19 "My husband and I own

a dock building business."

Colin McLellan

March 19, 2019

Council Meeting

Deputation from Medical

Professionals at North

Kawartha Medical Centre

March 19/19

 "I am an employee of Dr. Hasson

who operates out of the building"

Carolyn Amyotte

March 19, 2019

Council Meeting

Closed session item

regarding in-water structures

March 19/19

 "My husband and I own

a dock building business"

         
         
         
         
         
         

 

 

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