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Integrity Commissioner

Council appointed John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP as the Integrity Commissionner in February 2023; and approved an updated Code of Conduct on August 28, 2023.  The Code of Conduct for Members of Council is the instrument through which Council establishes and maintains standards for appropriate conduct.  The Code of Conduct applies to each Member of Council and members of local boards.

The Code of Conduct for Members of Council includes provisions relating to:

  • issues of general integrity, misuse or improper release of confidential information;
  • inappropriate conduct at Council/Committee meetings;
  • matters related to discrimination or harassment;
  • improper use of influence, use of municipal property or resources (including for campaign purposes), conduct respecting Township staff, interpretation of the Council Expense Policy, and improper receipt of gifts, benefits or hospitality.

Members of the public, staff, Members of Council and Council as a whole can file a complaint if they believe a contravention of the Code of Conduct has occurred. All complaints must be made in writing and signed by an identifiable individual on the complaint form including the completed affidavit. The identity of the complainant will be protected.

How to File a Complaint

  1. Download the complaint form
  2. Complete Form and Affidavit (no charge for Affidavit if completed at the Municipal Office)
  3. File your complaint with:
    Kerri O'Kane
    Municipal Clerk, Legislative Services
    1 MacDonald Square, Elora
    Email or Telephone 519.846.9691 x243
    to be forwarded to the Integrity Commissioner
    Aird & Berlis LLP
    181 Bay Street, Suite 1800
    Toronto, ON M5J 1T9
    Attention: Laura Dean
    Email or Telephone 416-865-7706

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