The Township of Greater Madawaska adopted a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethical Conduct for Members of Council.

The Code of Conduct applies to all members of Council, including the Mayor, all Municipal Committees, local boards and agencies.

What is a code of conduct?

A Code of Conduct outlines the rules, roles, and responsibilities of the members to promote accountability and transparency in municipal governance.

These roles and responsibilities are outlined for:

  • business relations
  • conduct at meetings
  • conduct of a political nature
  • conduct respecting self
  • conduct respecting and representing the Township
  • protection of confidential information
  • discreditable conduct
  • employment of relatives
  • failure to follow Council policies and procedures
  • receipt of gifts and benefits
  • and use of Township property

Why does the Township of Greater Madawaska have a Code of Conduct Policy?

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to establish a general standard to ensure that all members share a common basis for acceptable conduct, and to which all members are expected to follow.

What is the Integrity Commissioner's Role?

An Integrity Commissioner is an independent resource who reports to Council and who is responsible for performing in an independent manner the functions assigned by the Township with respect to:

  • The application of the Code of Conduct for members of Council and members of local boards
  • The application of any procedures, rules and policies of the Township and local boards governing the ethical behaviour of members of Council and local boards
  • 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
  • Requests from members of Council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the code of conduct applicable to the member
  • Requests from members of Council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under a procedure, rule, or policy of the Township or of the local board governing the ethical behaviour of members
  • Requests from members of Council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
  • The provision of educational information to members of Council, members of local boards, the Township and the public about the Township's codes of conduct for members of Council and members of local boards and about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Who is the Township of Greater Madawaska's Integrity Commissioner?

The Township of Greater Madawaska appointed Guy Giorno as the Integrity Commissioner on April 23, 2018 for a four year period ending April 23, 2022 by By-Law 23-2018.

To lodge a complaint please provide your name, address, phone number, email and send to Guy Giorno.

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