The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for providing elected officials and members of the public with advice, general information and guidance around:

Council disclosures

Members of Council are asked to disclose of any possible conflicts of interest in order to promote ethical governance and transparency. Review all disclosures from the Mayor and Councillors.

Mayor Krantz

 

Mayor Krantz has disclosed the following:
Council meeting dateAgenda item Reason for disclosure
 July 8, 2019  PD-028-19 Street Name Bank Last name is included in the Street Name Bank 
 April 15, 2019  PD-18-19 Mature Neighborhoods Character Study Update Owns property in the Mature Neighborhoods Character Study area
 December 10, 2018  CORS-068-18 Proposed 2019 Capital and Operating Budget Owns property in the Town Hall expansion area

 

Councillor Tesser Derksen

 

Councillor Tesser Derksen has disclosed the following:
Council meeting date                   Agenda item                                                                                             Reason for disclosure
 July 8, 2019 ES-13-19 Potential Townsend-Smith Foundation Hospice in Milton Member of the fundraising committee for the Townsend-Smith Foundation's Capital Campaign
 May 27, 2019 PD-027-19 Recommendation Report Update of Heritage List Registered property owner of the heritage property at 79 Martin Street
 January 21, 2019 COMS-002-19 2018 Milton Community Fund Allocations Member of the Italian Club of Milton

 

Councillor Best

 

Councillor Best has disclosed the following:
Council meeting date                                          Agenda item Reason for disclosure
June, 24, 2019 PD-025-19 Addendum to Technical Report – Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment by Howland Green (Bronte West) Limited for lands located at 710 Bronte Street South (Town File: Z-13-17) Works for the real estate company involved in the sale of the property
May 6, 2019 PD-020-19 Technical Report – Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment by Howland Green (Bronte West) Limited for lands located at 710 Bronte Street South (Town File: Z-13/17) Works for the real estate company involved in the purchase of the property
February 4, 2019 CORS-009-19 Options to Reduce the Combined 2019 Tax Rate Increase to 3% (Item D-1- Library) Family owns property near the Sherwood Community Centre
December 10, 2018 CORS-068-18 2019 Capital and Operating Budget- Page 312, Item C522132, Sherwood Community Centre – Park Elements, and Page 334, Recreation and Culture Facilities – Expenditures – Salaries and Benefits.  Item C522132- His wife owns property near the facility. Page 334- His wife is a part time fitness instructor at the Leisure Centre. 

 

Councillor Di Lorenzo

 

Councillor Di Lorenzo has disclosed the following:
Council meeting date Agenda item Reason for disclosure
February 11, 2019 CORS-011-19- Town Affiliated Groups Signage on Town Road Allowances Owns Milton Village Media and has received advertising dollars from Min Maxx for a broker
January 21, 2019  COMS-002-19- 2018 Milton Community Fund Allocations Member of the Italian Canadian Club of Milton which receives funding from the Milton Community Fund

Councillor Malboeuf

 

Councillor Malboeuf has disclosed the following:
Council meeting date Agenda item Reason for disclosure
 January 21, 2019 CORS-007-19- Outsourcing Dog Licensing  Has a family member employed in Bylaw enforcement for Milton
 January 21, 2019 COMS-002-19- 2018 Milton Community Fund Allocations Member of the Milton Curling Club which was mentioned in the 2018 Milton Community Funds Allocations
 January 14, 2019 CORS--68-18 2019 Capital and Operating Budget A family member is employed in the Bylaw enforcement Department 

Councillor Cluett

 

Councillor Cluett has disclosed the following:
Council meeting date Agenda item Reason for disclosure
 January 21, 2019  COMS-002-19 2018 Community Fund Allocations Member of the fundraising cabinet for United Way and declared a potential conflict discussing the 2018 Community Fund Allocations 

Councillor Ali

 

Councillor Ali has disclosed the following:
Council meeting dateAgenda itemReason for disclosure
 January 21, 2019 COMS-002-19 2018 Community Fund Allocations  Member of the Italian Canadian Club of Milton

Councillor Challinor II

 

Councillor Challinor II has disclosed the following:
Council meeting dateAgenda itemReason for disclosure
 December 17, 2018  COMS-008-18 Walk of Fame Program  Founder and Chairman of the Town of Milton Walk of Fame Program

Complaint procedures

If you have identified or witnessed a behaviour or activity by a Member of Council that you believe contravenes the Council Code of Conduct or Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, you can submit a complaint.

Informal complaints

You may wish to address this action or behaviour in an informal manner. For example, you can reach out directly to the Member of Council and:

  • Advise them that the behaviour or activity contravenes the Code of Conduct
  • Encourage them to stop the prohibited behaviour or activity

We also recommend that you keep a written record of the incident(s) including:

  • Dates
  • Times
  • Locations
  • List of individuals present
  • Other relevant information
This way, if you choose to file a formal complaint later, you have clearly documented the incident. We encourage you to pursue an informal complaint procedure as a means of stopping or changing the behaviour or activity that is prohibited by the Code. However, an informal complaint is not a prerequisite for filing a formal complaint.

Formal complaints

If you couldn’t find a resolution through an informal complaint, or if you chose not to pursue an informal complaint, you can file a formal complaint. You can submit a formal complaint by email directly to the Integrity Commissioner.

All formal complaints should contain the following information:

  • Name of the municipality
  • Your name, mailing address, phone number and email address
  • Detailed description of the behaviour or action and why it contravened the Code of Conduct or Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
  • Any and all evidence to support the allegation
  • Any activities undertaken (if any) to resolve the concern prior to submitting a formal complaint
  • Any additional information
  • Your signature

Role of the Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner ensures that all elected officials conduct themselves in an ethical manner. This includes making sure they follow the guidelines set out in the Code of Conduct and Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

They are also responsible for:

  • Conducting inquiries into whether a Member of Council has contravened the Code of Conduct or section 5 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
  • Providing opinions on policy matters and making reports to council as requested on issues of ethics and integrity
  • Providing educational information and training to Council and members of the public on matters related to the Code of Conduct, Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and issues of ethics and integrity
  • Maintaining custody and control of all complaint and inquiry files and, on completion of their appointment, transfer all open files to the incoming Integrity Commissioner appointed by council
  • Providing other services related to ethical and integrity matters as assigned by council or as may be required under the Municipal Act