Motion 15 – MLA Code of Conduct
I introduced the following motion on Friday, 5 February 2015:
WHEREAS all members of the Legislative Assembly are elected representatives of the people of New Brunswick;
WHEREAS it is important that the role and responsibilities of MLAs be well understood by the public;
WHEREAS it would be helpful for Members of the Legislative Assembly to have guidelines to aid them in the conduct of their duties;
WHEREAS the effectiveness of MLAs, and their accountability to the people of New Brunswick, may be improved if the Legislative Assembly establishes a formal statement of the key roles and responsibilities of MLAs;
WHEREAS the Legislative Administration Committee recommended the adoption of a statement on the Roles and Responsibilities of an MLA and a Code of Conduct for MLAs in its report to the Legislative Assembly tabled April 3, 2003;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Standing Committee on Procedure, Privileges and Legislative Officers take into consideration the adoption of a statement on the Roles and Responsibilities of an MLA and a Code of Conduct for MLAs.