Ethics and Accountability

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. 

Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General.

“Transparency and accountability are key priorities for me and Council, as reflected in our creation of a separate Audit Sub-Committee,” said Mayor Watson. “Alain Lalonde and his staff perform a valuable service each year for taxpayers and I look forward to a high level of cooperation between management, the Auditor General and the Audit Sub-Committee as we implement recommendations from this Annual Report.”