Corruption and conflict of interest laws are grounded on a simple legal principle: an individual cannot serve more than one master.
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A municipal employee owes a a duty of care legally to his or her employer: The Corporation of the Township of Springwater, for example.
They owe no direct or effective legal duty to any citizen.
While many professions have Codes of Ethics and complaint processes, these are often ineffectual. An untruth told by a senior staff person to a taxpayer is much more well insulated than if an elected official misrepresented the same fact.
- Municipal World: Canada’s Municipal Magazine