Office of the Integrity Commissioner (Ontario)

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Office of the Integrity Commissioner
Le Bureau du commissaire à l’intégrité
Coat of arms of Ontario (HM Government).svg
Agency overview
Formed 1988 (1988)
Headquarters 2 Bloor St. W., Suite 2100
Toronto, Ontario
Agency executive
  • J. David Wake, Commissioner
Website oico.on.ca

The Office of the Integrity Commissioner (French: Le Bureau du commissaire à l’intégrité) for the Province of Ontario is the officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario responsible for preventing ethics violations before they occur for members of the Legislative Assembly.

Creation[edit]

The position was created by the province in 1988 with the passing of the Conflict of Interest Act (amended as Members' Integrity Act, 1994) in 1988.[1] The headquarters for the office is located in Toronto at 2 Bloor Street West.

The office's has other legislation that assists in their mandate to govern the actions of the Members of the Legislature:

Integrity Commissioners[edit]

Case summaries[edit]

Year Allegations Findings by Integrity Commissioner Other comments by Integrity Commissioner
2009-2010 Conflict of interest related to hiring No conflict of interest found. [2]
2009-2010 Meeting quality standards - gross mismanagement and grave danger regarding service delivery No gross mismanagement. [3]
2010-2011 Grave danger and gross mismanagement in relation to a regulatory matter No grave danger. [4]
2010-2011 Wrongdoing in relation to a regulatory process Lack of policy clarity and failure of the ministry to oversee the unit’s activities in relation to the issue resulted in inconsistent application of the regulatory program. [5]
2010-2011 Theft No theft detected Procedural weaknesses in the processes identified [6]
2010-2011 Conflict of interest allegation in relation to hiring No wrongdoing [7] Reasonable basis to give rise to a perception that conflict of interest had occurred.
2011-2012 Gross mismanagement and grave danger to the life, health and/or safety of a person No wrongdoing. [8]
2011-2012 Improper investigation Insufficient basis for investigation. [9]
2011-2012 Improper conduct No improper conduct found. Lack of policy clarity within the Ministry [10]
2011-2012 Manipulation of attendance figures No wrongdoing as allegation were not substantiated. [11]
2012-2013 Gross mismanagement and conflict of interest in relation to procurement No gross mismanagement or conflicts of interest. There were serious issues with the procurement practices. [12]
2012-2013 Conflict of Interest No contravention of the conflict of interest rules. [13]
2013-2014 Gross mismanagement due to improper influence by a stakeholder over public servant staffing No gross mismanagement. [14]
2013-2014 Criminal use of a computer No use of work computer for any improper purpose. [15]
2013-2014 Gross mismanagement for management’s failure to address bullying and harassment in a particular work unit, and preferential treatment of a vendor No gross mismanagement. [16]
2013-2014 Conflict of interest and gross mismanagement No wrongdoing or any improper conduct found [17]
2013-2014 Cover up of loss of evidence held pursuant to court order No wrongdoing as prior investigation and corrective actions had already been taken. [18] Commissioner recommended additional corrective action including: informing the court and the parties about the loss of evidence, informing police authorities of the circumstances, and conducting a further investigation relating to the conduct of another individual.
2014-2015 Conflict of interest and gross mismanagement related to procurement No wrongdoing. [19] Deficiencies with overall procurement practices
2014-2015 Interference of a licensing decision No wrongdoing. [20]
2015-2016 Conflict of interest No wrongdoing. [21] Integrity Commissioner did not investigate.
2015-2016 Gross mismanagement - Improper use of Ministry resources No wrongdoing. [22]
2015-2016 Gross mismanagement - Acting in a manner contrary to acceptable practices, failing to report an incident and counselling another public servant to engage in wrongdoing. Wrongdoing found. [23]
2015-2016 Conflict of interest No wrongdoing. [24]
2015-2016 Conflict of interest No wrongdoing. [25] No investigation by Integrity Commissioner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oico.on.ca/oic/OICweb2.nsf/MainPage?OpenPage
  2. ^ "Case Summaries 2009-2010". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Case Summaries 2009-2010". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Case Summaries 2010-2011". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Case Summaries 2010-2011". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Case Summaries 2010-2011". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Case Summaries 2010-2011". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Case Summaries 2011-2012". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Case Summaries 2011-2012". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Case Summaries 2011-2012". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Case Summaries 2011-2012". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Case Summaries 2012-2013". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Case Summaries 2012-2013". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Case Summaries 2013-2014". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Case Summaries 2013-2014". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Case Summaries 2013-2014". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "Case Summaries 2013-2014". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Case Summaries 2013-2014". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  19. ^ "Case Summaries 2014-2015". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Case Summaries 2014-2015". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "Case Summaries 2015-2016". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Case Summaries 2015-2016". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Case Summaries 2015-2016". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Case Summaries 2015-2016". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  25. ^ "Case Summaries 2015-2016". Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

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