Integrity Commissioner705-739-4220 x5425
The Code of Conduct operates along with and as a supplement to existing statutes and City policies governing the conduct of members, including but not limited to:
Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Municipal Elections Act
The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace)
Human Rights Code
Consistent with the City’s practice of demonstrating transparent, accountable and ethical governance, City Council adopted a code of conduct for members of council and its boards and committees.
The Ontario government is
seeking feedback on how to strengthen municipal codes of conduct. With the support of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the Province is working to better ensure that municipalities, councillors and heads of council maintain a safe and respectful workplace and carry out their duties as elected officials ethically and responsibly.
Comments for the consultation are welcome via the
online survey by July 15, 2021. Anyone can participate in the survey to provide feedback.
Barrie City Council and committee members must annually acknowledge receipt and understanding of the
Council and Committee Member Code of Conduct (Code) and acknowledge that they must comply with its provisions. The
Integrity Commissioner is responsible for administering the Code and assists in maintaining high ethical standards at the City of Barrie.
Maintaining a high quality of public administration and governance can be achieved in part by encouraging high standards of conduct on the part of City officials. The public is entitled to expect the highest standards of conduct from members that are elected or appointed to serve their local government.
The Code establishes standards of conduct for members of Council, boards and committee members in the individual conduct of their official duties. These standards:
The Code regulates a range of conduct by elected and appointed officials, including the following:
All elected officials and members of committees and local boards are required to follow the Council and Committee Member Code of Conduct. If a Council, committee or local board member appears to have violated a section of the Code, a complaint can be submitted to the
Integrity Commissioner. Please refer to
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