Code of Conduct does not prohibit
the activities in which Members of Council normally engage on behalf of
constituents in accordance with applicable laws.
Municipal Act is the primary source of regulation for municipalities and
provides the basis for good governance within municipal government. There are other important documents that
regulate the behaviour and conduct of Members. Clear and consistent written
rules provide elected officials with confirmation that their actions adhere
to the highest ideals of integrity during their term of office. This Code
of Conduct operates together with and as a supplement to the following
existing statutes, documents and policies governing the conduct of Members.
Municipal Act, 2001. S.O. Chapter 25 and amendments;
Municipal Conflict of Interest Act;
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996; and
The Municipal Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act.
Criminal Code of Canada also governs the conduct of Members of Council.