Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner carries out the following core functions:

Advisory Role

Provides confidential advice and guidance to the Mayor and Members of Council regarding questions arising from the Code of Conduct, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and other by-laws and policies governing ethical behavior.

Educational Role

Responsible for providing educational programs to Mayor and Members of Council.

Policy Role

Provides reports to City Council on issues of ethics and integrity and recommendations arising from investigations pertaining to the Code of Conduct.

The City of Pickering appointed a new Integrity Commissioner on July 11, 2022 under Report CLK 04-22.

Jeffrey A. Abrams 
Janice Atwood-Petkovski
PrinciplesIntegrity
Telephone: 647.259.8697
Email: postoffice@principlesintegrity.org

Please contact the City Clerk with any further questions:
T:    905.420.4660 ext. 2019
E:   clerks@pickering.ca

Gifts & Benefits Registry 

In accordance with ADM 070 – Code of Conduct Policy, a Member who receives a gift or benefit of value greater than $200.00, or receives from a single source during a 12-month period gifts and benefits of total value greater than $200.00, shall within 30 days of receipt, file a Disclosure Statement with the City Clerk.

Despite anything else in the Code of Conduct Policy, a Member shall not accept a Gift or Benefit of value greater than $500.00 and shall not accept from a single source during a 12-month period Gifts and Benefits of total value greater than $500.00. This dollar-limit does not apply to: 

  • a political contribution offered, accepted, and reported in accordance with applicable law;
  • food, lodging, transportation, or entertainment lawfully provided by a government (federal, provincial, local, or foreign) or government agency, or by a not-for-profit organization whose members are governments or government agencies (examples of such a not-for-profit organization include the Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities).;
  • food, lodging, transportation, or entertainment lawfully provided by the organizer of a conference, seminar, charity fundraiser, reception, ceremony, cultural event, sporting event, business, or political event where the Member is speaking or attending in an official capacity;
  • an invitation from, and at the expense of, a private third party to attend a conference, seminar, charity fundraiser, reception, ceremony, cultural event, or other similar event where the proceeds raised are to support a not-for profit or charity organization provided that the Member is not lobbied at the event;
  • reimbursement of a reasonable expense incurred, or an honorarium received, in the performance of activities connected with a public authority, or a municipal association, agency, board, or corporation, including a corporation of which the City is a shareholder or member; and,
  • compensation authorized by Council or law.

Council Member Disclosure Statements (2022-2026)

The 2022-2026 Member Disclosure Statements have been summarized in a table to meet accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Please contact the Clerk's Office if you wish to view the individual Member Disclosure Statements.

Kevin Ashe

 2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

Maurice Brenner

 2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

Shaheen Butt

 2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

Linda Cook

  2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

Mara Nagy

  2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

David Pickles

  2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

Lisa Robinson

  2022-2026 Disclosure Statements

Prior Terms of Council 

Integrity Commissioner Reports

Guy Giorno, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP, was the Integrity Commissioner for the City of Pickering from 2017 to November, 2022. 

 

2021 & 2022 - No reports were submitted by the Integrity Commissioner

2019 & 2020 IC Reports

2018 IC Report

2017 IC Report

Council Member Disclosure Statements

Kevin Ashe - 2019-2022 Disclosure Statements

Maurice Brenner - 2019-2022 Disclosure Statements

Shaheen Butt - 2019-2021 Disclosure Statements

Ian Cumming - 2019-2020 Disclosure Statements

Bill McLean - 2019-2021 Disclosure Statements 

David Pickles - 2019-2021 Disclosure Statements

Dave Ryan - 2019-2022 Disclosure Statements

Resources

ADM 070 Code of Conduct Policy

Procedure for Complaints under the Council Code of Conduct and Inquiries under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Code of Conduct Formal Complaint Form

Application for Inquiry - Alleged Contravention of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act