A job well done
Robson Hall alum Sherri Walsh has unanimous backing from executive policy committee on newly-tabled City Council Code of Conduct
Winnipeg lawyer and Robson Hall alum Sherri Walsh [LL.B./85] has received unanimous backing from the City of Winnipeg’s executive policy committee after she tabled a new Code of Conduct for City Councillors.
Since Walsh started her role as the City’s first ever integrity commissioner in April, 2017, this marks the near-accomplishment of her first task in raising the ethical standards of Winnipeg’s municipal politicians. City Council has yet to approve the code, to which the EPC made only one amendment: to change a requirement that elected officials report gifts valued at $50 or more, to include gifts of any amount, even cups of coffee purchased by lobbyists.
City council will debate the new code at the February 22 council meeting.
Please read the most recent news on this story in detail as reported by the CBC and the Winnipeg Free Press:
- City moves closer to new ethics policy
- New code of conduct a welcome update
- Code of conduct revamp for Winnipeg city council proposes new sanctions for rule breakers