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Province to take on municipal harassment

By: Staff Writer

Posted: 04/23/2018 10:00 AM

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Nearly a year ago, Jackie Hunt resigned as mayor of Ritchot over concerns about bullying and dysfunction around the council table.

On Monday, the provincial government pledged to conduct a review of The Municipal Act to find ways to strengthen protections for municipal officials in order to ensure respectful workplace environments.

Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association (MMAA).

The province noted all municipalities are required to adopt a code of conduct for council members, but Wharton acknowledged that enforcement of violations is a challenge for many municipalities.

Hunt, at the time of her resignation, was critical of code of conduct limitations, calling council's ability to censure members a "slap on the wrist."

A series of roundtable discussions are planned between the province and both the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and the MMAA in June and September where input will be gathered on potential legislative changes.

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