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New Integrity Commissioner introduced to council

KAWARTHA LAKES-Charles A. Harnick, Integrity Commissioner for City of Kawartha Lakes, was introduced to Council during the Regular Council meeting on September 24, 2019.

Harnick will be supported by a team through ADR Chambers Inc., the largest private Alternative Dispute Resolution organization in Canada. ADR Chambers has operated an Office of the Integrity Commissioner since 2011 and provides Integrity Commissioner services to numerous municipal clients according to the City.

As Integrity Commissioner,Harnick will provide written advice to Members of Council and local boards respecting their obligations under the Code of Conduct. Harnick will also review and investigate complaints with a focus on resolving the issues.

The team will endeavour to complete investigations of potential breaches to the Code of Conduct within 90 days.

To help Council more fully understand the Code of Conduct and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, an educational session will be held in the coming months and made available to the public. An annual report stating the number of cases addressed over the year, along with any recommendations to improve the complaint process or the Code of Conduct will also be provided by ADR Chambers.

Complaints, questions, and concerns that directly relate to the function of the Integrity Commissioner must be made in writing to:

Charles Harnick

c/o Kim Cook ADR Chambers
180 Duncan Mill Road
4th Floor
Toronto, ON  M3B 1Z6

You may also email the Integrity Commissioner at [email protected].

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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