Judicial inquiry points to holes in Ontario’s Integrity Rules

A Collingwood judicial inquiry found numerous conflicts of interest pointing to the need for the province to plug holes in its laws around municipal politicians’ conflicts of interest.

The 914 page report with 306 recommendations covers unfair bidding practices, unfair procurement practices, conflicts of interest, inaccurate and misleading town council reports, the misuse and inappropriate disclosure of the town’s confidential information.

Cobourg’s Town Council should review the recommendations of this important inquiry and determine the changes it needs to make to its own Code of Conduct, bylaws, and procedures, and not wait for provincial legislation.

Links to reference material can be found here:

CBC News Story
Judicial Inquiry Executive Summary and Recommendations
Full Report and Reference Documents