Role of the Integrity Commissioner
The Integrity Commissioner is an independent position appointed by Council for a fixed two-year term, renewable up to five times.
Pursuant to that mandate, the Integrity Commissioner's role is to:
- Assist Members of Council in understanding their ethical obligations under The Municipal Council Conflict of Interest Act, the Code of Conduct and any other by-laws, policies or Acts governing the behaviour of Council, to identify areas of possible conflict and to provide Members with advice on preventing conflicts and breaches of ethical conduct from occurring;
- Investigate complaints made about Members of Council which relate to alleged violations of the Code of Conduct;
- Oversee the City of Winnipeg Voluntary Lobbyist Registry.
The Integrity Commissioner has been designated as the Registrar for the Voluntary Lobbyist Registry approved by Council on April 26, 2017. In this capacity, the Integrity Commissioner is available to answer questions and take comments from members of the public with respect to the Registry.
Lobbyist Registries can be complex and detailed. The current Voluntary Lobbyist Registry of the City of Winnipeg is a simplified version of the registry that exists in other jurisdictions. The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for further review and changes of the Registry process, and will be recommending changes to Council with respect to The City of Winnipeg Charter, in consultation with the City Solicitor, related to this process.
For more information on the Voluntary Lobbyist Registry or to register visit the Voluntary Lobbyist Registry webpage.