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Jean Jacques LaCombe appointed as the Integrity Commissioner for the Corporation of The Nation Municipality

Jean Jacques LaCombe, a retired lawyer was appointed as the Integrity Commissioner for the Corporation of The Nation Municipality pursuant to section 223.3 of the Municipal Act.

About the Integrity Commissioner

Read the Integrity Commissioner By-law 19-2019. Please note that appendices/forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Integrity Commissioner is an independent and impartial position reporting directly to Council. The Integrity Commissioner carries out the following core functions:

Advisory role: The Integrity Commissioner provides confidential written and oral advice to the Mayor, Councillors and Local Board appointees based on the Code of Conduct for members of The Nation Council or other by-laws, policies and procedures governing ethical behavior, including general advice about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Investigative role: Complaints about breaches of the Code of Conduct are made to the Integrity Commissioner pursuant to the Council approved Complaint Protocol. Should the Integrity Commissioner find a contravention, he can recommend various penalties for imposition by Council. The available penalties range from suspension of remuneration to a reprimand or apology.

Educational role: The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for providing educational programs to members of Council and Local Boards.

File a complaint

Complaints must be made by completing the Formal Complaint Form/Affidavit and submitting it to the Clerk. Complaints filed with the Clerk will be forwarded to the Integrity Commissioner without delay and without added comments.

A complainant shall pay to the Clerk a refundable fee in the amount of $300 upon the filing of a complaint. The fee shall be refunded if the complaint is not frivolous or vexatious.

For further information or to file a complaint, please contact:

Josée Brizard, Clerk

613-764-5444 ext. 235