Accountability and Freedom of Information

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Accountability

Pursuant to the Municipal Act, the Township of South Glengarry has adopted an Accountability and Transparency Policy. This policy addresses the manner in which the Township will try to ensure that it is accountable and transparent to the public for its actions.

Code of Conduct

The Township of South Glengarry has established and adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Boards. The Code of Conduct sets a minimum standard for the behaviour of Members in carrying out their functions.

Anyone who has reasonable grounds to believe that a Member has contravened the Code of Conduct may submit a complaint to the Township's Integrity Commissioner by filing a completed Complaint Form with the Clerk. 

Complaints Policy

The Township if committed to a consistent and uniform process to respond to complaints received from members of the public regarding programs, facilities, municipal services, staff or operational procedures. Our Corporate Complaints Policy outlines the process for handling complaints.

Freedom of Information

Everyone has the right to access a record in the custody and control of the Township of South Glengarry, unless it falls within one of the exemptions as described in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

There are certain records that are available to the public which do not require a formal access request. These records are described in the Routine Disclosure Policy.

Filing a Request Form (FOI Request)

Individuals have the right to access records, including those that contain their own personal information (with certain limitations). To file a request you must complete and submit a Freedom of Information Request Form and pay the $5 filing fee. Additional fees may apply if extensive research and photocopying is required.

The Clerk has 30 days to respond to the request unless an extension is required, in which case notification is provided to the applicant in writing explaining the reason an extension is required.

Additional information can be found in the Township's Freedom of Information Policy.

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