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Code of Conduct

PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA

 Code of Conduct and Ethics – March 31st, 2016

Guidelines

Acting in an ethical, moral, legal and professional manner is expected of members of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCAA) Board of Directors, respective PCAA committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, MLA nominees/candidates, and PCAA staff members, while representing the PCAA in any manner.

All members are to make appropriate use of authority while exercising responsibilities and behave with suitable decorum. Members of the PCAA Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates are responsible for acting in the best collective interests of the PCAA, which, in all cases, shall be consistent with the PCAA Principles, Constitution and Policies.

Accountability to the PCAA by members of the Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates supersedes any actual or apparent conflicting loyalties with other political parties, federal and municipal governments, businesses and membership on other boards and councils.

Accountability to the PCAA by members of the Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA candidates/nominees also supersedes any actual or apparent personal interests of any member.

Members of the PCAA Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA candidates/nominees shall treat each other with respect, honesty, dignity and fairness.

Members of the PCAA Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates shall respect the confidentiality and privacy of all confidential and personal information made available to them as they serve the PCAA.

Members of the PCAA Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates shall not hold a membership in another Alberta political party.

Procedures

Members of the PCAA Board of Directors, respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates shall as per section 4.2.2 of the PCAA Constitution:

Comply with all applicable laws and government regulations, and in accordance with the PCAA Principles, Constitution and Policies.

Avoid placing themselves in positions where they may be in a real or perceived conflict of interest with respect to their fiduciary responsibilities and duties of care and loyalty, and act in accordance and compliance with the PCAA Principles, Constitution and Policies.

Protect PCAA privileged information and maintain the confidentiality of information not available to the public, including without limitation any information disclosed during any meetings or deliberations of the Board of Directors, PC Alberta Fund, and among their respective committee members unless the Board of Directors has authorized the disclosure of such information.

Not communicate with the media on behalf of the PCAA. Only the President, or the Executive Director or the President’s designate may communicate with the media of the behalf of the PCAA.

Avoid causing harm or disrepute to the PCAA and its “brand” through any detrimental action or conduct, whether intentional or unintentional.

Work with each other, the Executive Director and all staff members of the PCAA in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation, and consider and respect opinions that may differ from their own.

Exercise their best judgment when voting for or deliberating decisions to be made on behalf of the PCAA.

Respect the authority of the Executive Director as delegated by the Constitution to direct the staff and operations of PCAA.

Follow and perform their duties in accordance with this Code of Conduct and Ethics, dated March 31st, 2016 and any applicable professional guidelines as amended or replaced from time to time, and take steps to ensure that such guidelines are in place for all employees, agents, contractors or persons for whom PCAA is responsible at law.

 

Conflict Of Interest

Any Members of the PCAA Board of Directors, respective committees, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates in a real or perceived conflict of interest position shall disclose such conflict in writing to the Board of Directors and shall remove him or herself from deliberation of any applicable matter. Should there be any genuine question about a member’s real or perceived conflict of interest during the deliberation of a matter, the member shall remove himself or herself from such meeting.

The removal of such member shall be noted in the meeting Minutes and such member shall be invited back into the meeting after the applicable deliberation is concluded.

Enforcement

An alleged breach of the Code of Conduct and Ethics or alleged conflict of interest position, real or perceived, by any member of the PCAA Board of Directors, their respective committee members, PCAA Constituency Presidents, the Leader, MLAs, and MLA nominees/candidates may be communicated confidentially to the appointed chair of the Code of Conflict and Ethics Review Panel (CCERP)

The Board will appoint the CCERP members and develop Terms of Reference for the panel to review and deliberate on alleged breaches of the PCAA Code of Conflict and Ethics. The CCERP findings and recommendations regarding alleged breaches will be forwarded to the PCAA Board of Directors for their review and approval. In the event the alleged breach involves a member of the Board, the consideration will take place excluding the applicable member. If the Board of Directors deems it appropriate, there will be an opportunity given for the accused individual to appeal the ruling.
The PCAA Board of Directors has the authority to determine the outcome of the purported breach of conduct and, if necessary, censure the accused individual appropriately, with dismissal from the PCAA referencing 4.2.2 of the PCAA Constitution as the ultimate penalty.


In the event the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct and Ethics is of an egregious nature and deemed particularly harmful to the PCAA, the Board may, after consultation with the Leader, censure the accused individual on an interim basis, as quickly as possible and in whatever manner deemed necessary. Once the Board of Directors has made a final decision, there will be no recourse for appeal from such a decision.

 

According to PCAA Website
Date: March 31st, 2016