Firm to investigate Nipawin mayor's conduct

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The Town of Nipawin said that it has started an investigation into a possible contravention of its code of conduct by Mayor Rennie Harper, with the help of an Alberta-based firm.

“This investigation will be a fair and impartial process that will take several weeks to complete,” said a May 25 release from the town.

The nature of the complaint has not been revealed by the town. Council did discuss the issue in a closed session.

“Bloom Centre for Municipal Education has been engaged to complete the investigation, which will include process reviews, interviews, analysis, and summarization that will be compiled into a final report,” the release said.

The town’s code of conduct has seven pillars:

According to the code of conduct, if the complaint is substantiated, then council can impose an appropriate penalty, which can include:

The town said more information would be released as the investigation is completed. The town told that they would make no further comment at this time.

Nicole Goldsworthy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Humboldt Journal