GREGGCHAMBERLAIN Search begins for Ottawa’s integrity commissioner cate and train council members about the conduct code, advise mayor and council on matters involving the code, and when asked will investigate and report on com- plaints and alleged infractions of the code. The integrity commissioner will also serve as the city’s Meetings Investigator on in- camera concerns, and act as Lobbyist Reg- istrar, dealing with issues under the munici- pality’s new lobbyist policy. understanding of council operations and policies. The qualified candidate needs to be bilingual and able to handle investiga- tions and reports in both official languages. The post is a part-time position and the successful candidate must have no specific connections, including financial or busi- ness, with either the city or members of council.

Ottawa | There was some discussion about who should be on the list but no real ar- gument among city council members that Ottawa needs a new set of rules for deal- ing with lobbyists and someone to keep things honest at city hall. The City of Ottawa is now on the hunt for qualified applicants to fill the new posi- tion of Integrity Commissioner for the mu- nicipality. For now the new post will be a part-time one with the successful applicant handling affairs on an as-needed basis for a one-year contract period though later re- views may extend that to a five-year term. “This is a new territory for us,” said Mayor Jim Watson during the July 11 council ses- sion. “We have to find our feet here.” The integrity commissioner position and the new rules dealing with lobbyists all re- sulted from the recent governance review done for the city covering the 2010-2014 mandate period for the current council and mayor. Mayor Watson headed the sub- committee, made up of several council members and supported by city staff and an independent third party, soon after his election to office. The main recommendation in the final report from the sub-committee, which op- erated through council’s finance and eco- nomic development committee, was that the city needed to set a new “accountabil-

More details on the position is online at Deadline for applications is Aug. 3, 4 p.m., by mail to Rick O’Connor, the city clerk, at 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1p 1J1, or email to rick.ocon-

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ity framework” in addition to the existing policy guaranteeing accountability and transparency for municipal operations and council members’ activities, to meet public concerns about the use of in camera ses- sions for city business and also meet the demands of the Ontario Municipal Act for openness in local government. “Most experts agree that it is important for municipalities to have an independent party to enforce a Council Code of Con- duct,” stated the report, “and the Integrity Commissioner model has worked well in numerous jurisdictions.” Ottawa’s new integrity commissioner will provide advice and recommendations on a draft Council Code of Conduct, help edu-

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