Accountablity and Transparency

The Municipal Act provides that municipalities develop and maintain various policies regarding the accountability and transparency of municipal government and its operations including a Council Code of Conduct and for Closed Meeting Complaints.

User Guide to Local Government

The User Guide to Local Government was developed to ensure that Members of Council, City staff and the community at large have an understanding of the City’s governance model and related processes. The User Guide to Local Government:

  • pulls together various policies and procedures to assist Council in identifying and maintaining good governance practices
  • sets out the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the governance process, and
  • identifies principles to ensure that duties and obligations are discharged in a way that best maximizes results.

The User Guide to Local Government is updated regularly to incorporate new governance policies and procedures.

For more information

For more information about accountability and transparency measures,
contact the Clerk’s Department at 807-223-1125 or at