TDSB appoints Suzanne Craig as its first integrity commissioner

The Toronto District School Board has hired an integrity commissioner to ensure the trustees follow the rules.

Craig will provide advice to trustees on following the TDSB's code of conduct

The Toronto District School Board hires its first-ever integrity commissoner. (CBC) (CBC News)

The Toronto District School Board has hired an integrity commissioner to ensure its 22 trustees follow the rules.

The board has appointed Suzanne Craig to provide advice on following the TDSB Code of Conduct, procedures and trustee obligations under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Craig's appointment comes just a couple of months after an expert advisory panel concluded "a culture of fear" exists at the board, and recommended the board be placed under supervision while it undergoes sweeping changes to improve governance and restore public confidence.

The TDSB says it's the first school board in Ontario to have such a position.

Craig has previously worked as integrity commissioner for several municipalities including the cities of Vaughan, Barrie, and St.Catharines.

Craig starts April 4.



To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.