ethics

Surrey councillors Brenda Locke, left, and Laurie Guerra. (Now-Leader file photos)

Surrey council gives final approval to contentious Code of Conduct amendments despite Ombudsperson urging it not to

The Safe Surrey Coalition majority approved the Council Code of Conduct Bylaw as amended, with councillors Linda Annis and Brenda Locke voting against

 

Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Who do these Surrey Council Code of Conduct amendments really serve?

It seems designed to protect members of council from public scrutiny heading into election six long months away

  • Apr 13, 2022

 

Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey council suspends new Code of Conduct investigations until after next election

The amendments to the bylaw, approved by the Safe Surrey Coalition majority on a 5-3 vote Monday night, take effect Tuesday, April 12

 

A view outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s mayor needs to clear the air

Surrey voters left to their own conclusions after Code of Conduct kerfuffle

  • Feb 2, 2022
A view outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey mayor does about-face on controversial Code of Conduct bylaw amendment

The bylaw amendment, if passed, would have suspended investigations into council members’ conduct from Jan. 31 until the new council is sworn into office after the Oct. 15 civic elections

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Council Code of Conduct procedure could be tainted by bias and politics, Surrey council hears

Concern also expressed about council dealing with complaints behind closed doors

A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey

ZYTARUK: If someone is down on a sidewalk, you help them for God’s sake

Surrey sisters remind us that we are all our brother’s keeper

  • Feb 3, 2021
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during a sitting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons Wednesday July 22, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

PM Trudeau agrees to appear at House of Commons finance committee over WE deal

The federal ethics watchdog is already investigating Trudeau’s role

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during a sitting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons Wednesday July 22, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey Council Code of Conduct gets final nod on five-yes, four-no vote

The bylaw establishes expectations for ethical conduct for the politicians

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
A view of Surrey’s city hall, in Whalley. (File photo)

Surrey council approves bylaw to establish ethics commissioner

Councillor Brenda Locke says it’s a first for B.C., but Councillor Steven Pettigrew says bylaw is flawed

A view of Surrey’s city hall, in Whalley. (File photo)