On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the writ dropped for the federal election, which is scheduled to be held on Monday, September 20, 2021.
The following policies will apply to City employees during this period:
These policies recognize that most City employees have the right to engage in political activity during their personal time, with limitations on political activity at work. Specifically, City employees cannot:
There are additional restrictions on political activity for certain “designated positions” which includes senior management, division heads, directors, employees who prosecute City bylaws or provincial statutes, and employees who support the administration of the municipal election and the council offices. A summary table of permitted and restricted political activity for designated positions is included below.
Also included below are some Election Policy Highlights for City Staff addressing some basic questions related to the City’s Election Policy.
If an employee is unsure about the appropriateness of their participation in election-related political activity such as campaigning for a candidate, they should consult their immediate supervisor, manager or Ethics Executive.