Accountability and Transparency

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In 2007, the Municipal Act (the 'Act') was amended to provide municipalities with greater autonomy but also to mandate the implementation of various accountability and transparency measures.  

We are committed to conducting business in an open, transparent and accountable manner, and have embedded these principles within our various policies, practices and procedures.  Thorold City Council adopted a Code of Conduct for Mayor and Council and Local Boards in 2015 and updated it in 2019.  Council also appointed an Integrity Commissioner for the purpose of investigating Code of Conduct and Municipal Conflict of Interest concerns, Mr. Mascarin can be reached at

We make every effort to provide the community with as much information as possible.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.

By-Law 26-2021 - Govern the Calling Place and Proceedings of Council Meetings

Declaration of Interest Registry

Complaints Handling Policy

Code of Conduct for Mayor and Council and Local Boards

Appendix B - Complaint Protocol for Code of Conduct 

Public Code of Conduct

Policy 100-32 - Council and Staff Communication Policy

Policy 400-07 - Routine Disclosure Policy

For more information about accountability and transparency measures, contact the Clerk's Department at 905-227-6613 or TTY: 905-227-6206 or 

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