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Integrity Commissioner

The Code of Conduct for Members of Council outlines the principles of good conduct and ethics that Council Members are expected to demonstrate in the performance of their duties as elected officials.

In accordance with Section 223 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Town of Essex has the authority to appoint an Integrity Commissioner. The Integrity Commissioner has the power to assess and investigate complaints respecting alleged contraventions of the Code of Conduct or any policy, procedure or by-law adopted by Council.

The Integrity Commissioner reports to Council and is responsible for performing, in an independent manner, the following three duties:

  • Complaint Investigation;
  • Complaint Adjudication; and
  • Annual Reporting.

Individuals or organizations who have identified or witnessed behaviour or an activity by a member of Council, in their capacity as members of Council for the Town of Essex or in their capacity as Council representatives on committees and local boards, that they believe is in contravention of the Code of Conduct may address the matter through a complaint process outlined in the Code of Conduct for Members of Council.

The Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Essex is:

Robert J. Swayze
Telephone: 519-942-0070
Fax: 519-942-1233
Email: robert.swayze@sympatico.ca

Integrity Commissioner's Annual Reports