Integrity Commissioner

The County of Frontenac is committed to increasing openness, accountability and transparency as part of life #inFrontenac. This commitment is consistent with provincial efforts to make municipal government understandable and approachable for citizens. The province of Ontario requires that a Code of Conduct must be established for Council and that an Integrity Commissioner shall be appointed or made available by the County to perform, in an independent manner, the functions assigned by the County with respect to the application of the Code of Conduct.

The Integrity Commissioner reports to Council and performs independently the functions assigned by the Council:

  1. The application of the Code of Conduct for members of Council and the Code of Conduct for members of local boards.
  2. The application of any procedures, rules and policies of the municipality and local boards governing the ethical behaviour of members of council and of local boards.
  3. The application of sections 5, 5.1 and 5.2 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act to members of council and of local boards.
  4. Requests from members of Council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the Code of Conduct applicable to the member.
  5. Requests from members of Council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under a procedure, rule or policy of the municipality or of the local board, as the case may be, governing the ethical behaviour of members.
  6. Requests from members of Council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
  7. The provision of educational information to members of Council, members of local boards, the municipality and the public about the municipality's codes of conduct for members of council and members of local boards and about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. 2017, c. 10, Sched. 1, s. 19 (1)

Members of the public and the Integrity Commissioner

An elector, as defined in section 1 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, or a person demonstrably acting in the public interest may apply in writing to the Commissioner for an inquiry to be carried out concerning an alleged contravention of section 5, 5.1 or 5.2 of that Act by a member of council or a member of a local board. 2017, c. 10, Schededule. 1, s. 21.

Formal complaints

Formal complaints should be submitted on the established complaint form or made via written request. The complaint form may be printed from the website or obtained from the Clerk's Department. All complaints must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "private and confidential" and should contain the following information:

  1. Name of Municipality;
  2. Complainant's name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable);
  3. Nature and background of the complaint;
  4. Any activities undertaken (if any) to resolve the concern;
  5. Any other relevant information;
  6. Original signature;
  7. Cheque for $125 made payable to the County of Frontenac.

Submit formal complaints by mail or delivery directly to:
County Clerk
County of Frontenac
2069 Battersea Road
Glenburnie, Ontario
K0H 1S0

County Integrity Commissioner

Ron Price