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Members of Council can only accept fees, advances, gifts, donations, invitations, or benefits that are connected with the performance of their duties under specific circumstances specifically described in the Code of Conduct.

Examples of permissible gifts or benefits are:

  • sponsorships and donations to a community event in accordance with the Policy on Council Member-Organized Community Events
  • food, lodging, transportation and entertainment provided by a provincial, regional and local government, the Federal government, a foreign government or a conference or event organizer when attending in an official capacity
  • gifts or benefits that normally accompany the responsibility of office and are received as an incident of protocol or social obligation

Members are required to complete a disclosure statement upon receipt of a permissible gift. Those statements are reviewed by the Integrity Commissioner and published quarterly on this website.