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Overview

The Council Code of Conduct (Bylaw 18483) requires that elected officials provide the City Clerk with a quarterly disclosure statement, which identifies the receipt of any gift or benefit connected to the performance of the Councillor's duties of office.

As part of City Council's ongoing commitment to accountability and transparency, this disclosure is made public on the online Gifts Registry.

The Code of Conduct specifies that "gift" means a fee or advance paid, or a gift or personal benefit, provided with the Councillor's knowledge, to a Councillor, a Councillor's family or to a Councillor's employee, that is connected directly or indirectly to the performance of the Councillor's duties. 

A Councillor may not accept a gift unless it is:

  • Compensation authorized by legislation including compensation for serving on external bodies as a Council-approved City representative
  • Suitable mementos received as an incident of accepted protocol or normal expression of courtesy, or a reasonable memento of a function honouring the Councillor
  • Services provided without compensation by persons volunteering their time to further the interests of the City or Councillor’s ward
  • Food, lodging, transportation or entertainment provided by other levels of government or by the government of a foreign country, or by a conference, seminar or event organizer where the Councillor attends in an official capacity
  • In-kind (non-cash) sponsorships or donations for community events organized or run by a Councillor, or a third party on behalf of a Councillor, provided that the event will be held in accordance with the standards of conduct and decorum expressed or implied in this code of conduct
  • Admission to, and food and beverages consumed at, community events and widely-attended events, such as conventions, conferences, sporting and arts events, banquets, or training and education programs, provided that:
    • The Councillor’s attendance serves a legitimate purpose associated with the Councillor’s duties
    • Admission is offered by the entity responsible for organizing or presenting the event
    • The ad​​​​​​mission is unsolicited by the Councillor, and
    • The value is reasonable and the invitations infrequent

Councillors must disclose any single gift accepted with a fair market value in excess of $300, as well as all gifts from a single donor in a calendar year that collectively exceed $300. Councillors must file a quarterly disclosure statement with the Office of the City Clerk. The disclosures will be published in the Gifts Registry.

If you have any questions about the Gifts Registry, please contact the Councillor directly or the Office of the City Clerk. If you believe a gift might have been accepted in contravention of the Code of Conduct, you may register your complaint with the Integrity Commissioner.

 

Gift Registry

Source: Open Data

Date Gifted Nature of Gift Source of Gift Value Reason/Intent of Gift

For More Information

Office of the City Clerk

3rd floor, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2R7

Telephone 780-496-8178
Fax 780-496-8175
Email city.clerk@edmonton.ca

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