Appointment of City Integrity Commissioner|
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David J. Mullan has been appointed Toronto's new Integrity Commissioner. The
appointment was made today by Toronto City Council.
An experienced adjudicator, Mullan was a Professor of Law at Queen's University
from 1977 to 2003, where, until his retirement, he was the holder of the Osler,
Hoskin and Harcourt Professorship in Constitutional and Administrative Law.
He holds degrees in Law from Queen's University and Victoria University of
Wellington, New Zealand. In addition, Mullan is widely published in such
fields as Administrative Law, Public Law, and Constitutional Law.
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of such a highly-respected
jurist as David Mullan to be the first City of Toronto Integrity
Commissioner," said Mayor David Miller. "Mr. Mullan will play a crucial role in
maintaining the public's confidence in City Hall and in ensuring that the codes
of behaviour and ethics governing elected officials are objectively
communicated and applied."
"I look forward to serving the City of Toronto in my capacity as Integrity
Commissioner," said Mullan. "Toronto has already adopted a number of measures
to ensure transparency, fairness and accountability in City processes. My goal
is to provide independent and consistent advice in upholding City Council's
Code of Conduct and to support the high standards and principles of conduct
that the Council has confirmed."
As Integrity Commissioner, Mullan will provide advice to members of Council on
their obligations under Council's Code of Conduct and other by-laws, policies
and legislation governing ethical conduct. He will also assess and investigate
complaints against members under the existing Code of Conduct Complaint
Protocol and will increase awareness about integrity matters through reporting
and advising on findings.
Mullan will take up his duties with the City as of September 1, 2004. He will
be available to answer media questions in the Members Lounge tomorrow morning
at 10:15 a.m.
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Andrea Addario, Office of the Mayor, 416-338-7119
Kevin Sack, Corporate Communications, 416-397-5277