City Council to Update Code of Conduct

City Council is one step closer to adopting a new code of conduct.

During a special meeting Wednesday night, council completed its first and second reading of a new code of conduct for councillors.

The current code hasn't been updated since it was first introduced in 2010.

Some changes include appointing an independent integrity commissioner, and establishing a protocol for complaints.

The code of conduct will go to a final vote at a future council meeting.

The move is a result, at least in part, of a violation of the code by Councillor Adam Candon, who voted in favour of the Capitol Condo project after receiving a lawyer's opinion that he did not have a conflict of interest.

It was later deemed by an integrity commissioner that he did have a conflict, forcing a revote on the controversial topic.