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Integrity Commissioner


The Municipality of Brockton established the Office of Integrity Commissioner and appointed Harold G. Elston as Integrity Commissioner from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 under By-Law 2017-100 - Appoint Integrity Committioner. The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to help ensure that Members of Council perform their functions in accordance with a Code of Conduct, and other procedures, rules or policies governing their ethical behaviour.

Making a Complaint

  1. Any legal person may make a complaint.
  2. Complaints can be made by filing a sworn/affirmed affidavit, as provided in Appendix B to the Code of Conduct, directly with the Integrity Commissioner, or CAO/Clerk.
  3. Where a complaint is filed with the CAO/Clerk, that individual is to forward the complaint to the attention of the Integrity Commissioner, without added comment, as soon as possible.
  4. Where a complaint is filed by an Employee, Member of Council, or by Council, the affidavit contained in Appendix B to the Code of Conduct is not required, however similar information must be submitted.
  5. A complaint shall not be made available to the public except as may be required under the

    Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) or as completed by Order of Court.

Please review By-Law 2017-101 for further information about the Office of the Integrity Commissioner.

Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct serves as a reference guide on ethical behaviour when members are acting in their official capacity, and supplements legislative standards and parameters within which members are obligated to conduct themselves.

A Code of Conduct encourages the public's right to expect that its representatives adhere to the highest standards of conduct.  Adherence to such standards will in turn help to protect and maintain a municipality's reputation and integrity.

Brockton Council will soon be considering adopting a Code of Conduct.