Council Code of Conduct



In the Code of Conduct:

1.    the terms “child”, “parent” and “spouse” have the same meanings as in the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act:

2.    “child” means a child born within or outside marriage and includes an adopted child and a person whom a parent has demonstrated a settled intention to treat as a child of his or her family;

3.    “member” means a  member of Brampton City Council;

4.    “parent” means a person who has demonstrated a settled intention to treat a child as a member of his or her family whether or not that person is the natural parent of the child;

5.    “spouse” means a person to whom the person is married or with whom the person is living in a conjugal relationship outside marriage;

6.     “family member” means:

  • spouse, common-law partner, or any person with whom the person is living as a spouse outside of marriage
  • parent, including step-parent and legal guardian
  • child, including step-child and grandchild
  • siblings and children of siblings
  • aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, first cousins
  • in-laws, including mother/father, sister/brother, daughter/son
  • any person who lives with the Member on a permanent basis

7.    “staff” includes the Chief Administrative Officer, Department Chiefs, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Clerical and Technical Unionized employees, Hourly Unionized staff, Part-time Unionized staff,  Temporary/Seasonal staff, Contract staff, students and Volunteers.