On January 26, 2019, the Town of Midland Council appointed Principle Integrity as the Town's Integrity Commissioner for the period February 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021.
The Role of the Integrity Commissioner
The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to:
provide advice on the application of the Council Code of Conduct, and the Town's policies, procedures, protocols and rules relating to the ethical conduct of Members, and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act;
investigate complaints regarding whether a Member has contravened the Code of Conduct, Town policies, procedures, protocols and rules relating to the ethical conduct of Members, or Section 5 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act;
provide opinions on policy matters and report to Council on issues of ethics and integrity;
upon request by the Town, provide educational information and training to Council, to Members and to the public on matters related to the Code of Conduct and issues of ethics and integrity and to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act;
provide general information to members of the public, on request, about the Code of Conduct, complaint protocols and the availability of complaint resolution services or referrals;
maintain custody and control of the Integrity Commissioner's complaint and inquiry files and, on completion of his or her term of appointment, transfer open files relating to ongoing matters to the incoming Integrity Commissioner appointed by Council;
provide such other services respecting ethical and integrity matters as assigned by Council or as may be required by the Municipal Act, 2001; and
report annually to Council on the advice, education and investigations carried out in the previous year, and developments or recommendations of significance related to the role of the Town's Integrity Commissioner.
The Integrity Commissioner must undertake these duties impartially and with neutrality, in a skillful, competent, independent manner, and in accordance with all applicable laws.