In June 2014, City Council adopted The Toronto Public Service By-law (TPS By-law) to set important foundational legislation which strengthens the separation between the administrative and political components of Toronto’s government; and advances Toronto’s public service as professional , impartial and ethical. The TPS By-law is Chapter 192 of Toronto’s Municipal Code and came into effect as of December 31st, 2015.

The TPS By-law provides guidance to members of the public service (City and applicable Agency employees) on:

  • Their rights and responsibilities for ethical matters related to conflict of interest and confidentiality, and political activity;
  • Their rights and responsibilities to disclose wrongdoing and the protection they have from reprisal for making such disclosures in good faith.