Integrity Commissioner

The City of Greater Sudbury is committed to open, transparent government. As part of that commitment and as required under the Municipal Act, Council has appointed an Integrity Commissioner.

The Integrity Commissioner is required to perform his assigned duties in an impartial and independent manner, and reports directly to Council.

Duties of the Integrity Commissioner

  • Provide education and training to Council and applicable members of local boards, about their responsibilities under the Code of Conduct and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
  • Provide advice and assistance to Council and applicable local boards about how the Code of Conduct, Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and policies and procedures regarding ethical behavior apply to their activities.
  • Provide advice and recommendations regarding the content of the Code of Conduct and complaint protocol.
  • Investigate, assess and where applicable, report on complaints of alleged breach of the Code of Conduct and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public. 
  • Provide reports to Council regarding the performance of his duties. 

When do the duties of the Integrity Commissioner come into effect?

The Integrity Commissioner’s duties will come into effect in stages:

  • Responsibilities regarding the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act will come into effect on March 1, 2019.
  • Responsibilities regarding the Code of Conduct begin once Council adopts a Code of Conduct. Municipalities are required to adopt a Code of Conduct by March 1, 2019.

Contact the Integrity Commissioner

Council appointed Robert Swayze as the Integrity Commissioner, effective December 1, 2018. 

Robert J. Swayze
Barrister & Solicitor
20736 Mississauga Road
Caledon, ON
L7K 1M7

Phone: 519-942-0070
Fax: 519-942-1233
Email: robert.swayze@sympatico.ca