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Category: Ethics and Accountability

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin receives Ottawa’s Highest Honour

March 23rd, 2016 – We all carry keys with us:  keys to doors, cars, lockers, you name it — anything we feel is valuable enough to put a lock on. But very few people own a Key to the City of Ottawa. An ornamental key – the Key to the City – is presented to esteemed residents, visitors and others whom the City of Ottawa wishes to honour. The key is symbolic of medieval walled cities,…
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City Council approves Accountability Framework

City Council has approved the remaining pieces of the City’s Accountability Framework, as recommended by the City’s Integrity Commissioner, Robert Marleau, continuing its commitment to making municipal government more transparent and accountable to the public. The Code of Conduct for Members of Council, Gifts Registry, Council Expense Policy and Community, Fundraising and Special Events Policy, in addition to the existing Public Disclosure of Office Expenses, Integrity Commissioner and Lobbyist Registry, constitute the most comprehensive set…
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Integrity Commissioner recommends Code of Conduct, Expense Policy for Council

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner, Mr. Robert Marleau, has presented his recommendations for the final major pieces of City Council’s Accountability Framework. The package includes a Code of Conduct for Members of Council, a Gifts Registry, a Council Expense Policy and Community, Fundraising and Special Events Policy. As part of the development of the draft Code of Conduct and companion policies, Mr. Marleau consulted with every Member of Council and with other integrity…
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Council approves Lobbyist Registry and Integrity Commissioner

Ottawa – City Council today approved creation of a new Lobbyist Registry and establishment of an Integrity Commissioner to oversee the registry and to assist in the establishment of a Code of Conduct, Expense Policy and Gifts Registry for Members of Council. These initiatives are key elements in governance renewal at City Hall intended to make municipal government more transparent and accountable. “In the 2010 election, I made a commitment to the people of Ottawa that we…
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City Governance Agenda moving forward

Ottawa – Today the City released three reports on the next steps in improving accountability at City Hall and renewing the City’s Advisory Committees. These reports will be addressed at a special Joint Meeting of the Governance Renewal Sub-Committee and the Finance and Economic Development Committee on July 6, 2012. One report recommends the establishment of an Integrity Commissioner to oversee and help establish the upcoming Code of Conduct, Expense Policy and Gifts Registry for…
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