Code of Conduct Review

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Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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Background:

  • In 2007, Council enacted By-law 2007-42 which authorized the approval of a policy to govern the conduct of Members of Newmarket Council.  This policy, referred to as the Council Code of Conduct, along with the Municipal Act set out the ethical standards of behaviour for Members of Council. 
  • The Municipal Act, 2001 (the Act) provides that the Town may establish a code of conduct which outlines ethical standards of behaviour for Members of Council.  The Act also provides that a municipality may appoint an Integrity Commissioner who, among other duties, may investigate potential breaches of the Code and recommend penalties to Council where he or she has found the Member of Council to have contravened the code of conduct.
  • The 2010-2014 Council discussed recommended revisions to the Code and public input was sought.  The 2010-2014 Council ultimately referred review of the Code to the current Council.  In order to assist with the managing the review of the Code, an RFP for consulting services was issued and EthicScan was selected.
  • During the Code review process, Council authorized a new Code complaint process.

Consultation Materials:

Phase One: Summary of Results - Town of Newmarket: Drafting an Elected Official's Code of Conduct

Public Consultation Agenda

Phase Two: Public Discourse and Dialogue Presentation

Table #1 Discussion Handout

Table #2 Discussion Handout

Table #3 Discussion Handout 

Documents and Additional Information

Chief Administrative Officer Report 2015-02 – Council Code of Conduct Update

Corporate Services Information Report - Legislative Services - 2015-11 - Status Report, Review of Draft Council Code of Conduct

Council Workshop Record of October 20, 2015 regarding the Council Code of Conduct and related presentation by Mr. David Nitkin regarding Development of the Council Code of Conduct (Note that the agenda and supporting materials from this workshop are available on the Agendas, Minutes and Meetings page)

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 18, 2016 regarding the draft Council Code of Conduct (Note that the agenda and supporting materials from this meeting are available on the Agendas, Minutes and Meetings page)​