Integrity Commissioner Report – September 26, 3017

Integrity Commissioner Report – September 26, 2017

In the Integrity Commissioner’s Report of September 26, 2017 (Whitchurch Stouffville Code of Conduct Complaint Investigation), the Integrity Commissioner recommended the following sanctions against the “Respondent” (Mayor Justin Altmann):

  1. that Council impose the following sanctions:

    (a) Reprimand of the Respondent, including an admonition to interact respectfully with staff and use Town offices and facilities appropriately; and
    (b) a Suspension of remuneration paid to the Respondent in respect of his services as a member of council, for a period of 30 days.

  2. that Council enact the following corrective actions:

    (a) request the Respondent to issue an apology, in open session of council, for having created the Wall in the Office of the Mayor’s washroom which was then viewed by Staff, which was vexatious and disturbing to staff and amounted to a serious incident of workplace harassment.

  3. that the Respondent provide evidence of compliance with the sanctions and corrective actions of Council within 90 day of receipt this report.

On September 26, 2017, Whitchurch-Stouffville Council accepted the Integrity Commissioner’s recommendations and imposed the above sanctions on the Respondent.