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The Amended Municipal Government Act, when fully implemented, will include the requirement that every municipality must adopt a Council Code of Conduct Bylaw.
At the June 27 and July 11, 2017 meetings of Council a Council Code of Conduct Bylaw was adopted by the Municipal District of Taber.
Full Bylaw Document can be viewed here
The Bylaw includes the following provisions:
The Bylaw includes the provision that all candidates in the 2017 municipal election will be required to read and acknowledge the Council Code of Conduct Bylaw. As prescribed in the Bylaw the Returning Officer will not accept nomination forms from any person who does not provide a completed Council Code of Conduct acknowledgement Form as outlined in this bylaw.
The Council issued the following statement with respect to this new Code of Conduct Bylaw:
“The Municipal District of Taber Council has passed this Code of Conduct Bylaw with unanimous consent of each member of the Council. We believe that in adopting this Bylaw, which is not yet required by law, clearly demonstrates our commitment to continuing the long standing vow of each of the current members of Council - and indeed the vow of past members - to serve faithfully and diligently in the public interest of our citizens. This Bylaw represents our fundamental belief that the business of our municipality is to function with full and complete transparency as it is only through this most basic principle that a government may legitimately represent the citizens to whom they are accountable.”
Inquiries pertaining to this Media Release may be made to:
Mr. Brian Brewin
Municipal District of Taber
Mr. Derrick Krizsan
July 13, 2017