Item - 2019.CC11.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 29, 2019 without amendments and without debate.
  • See also By-law 1486-2019

CC11.1 - Appointment of a Toronto Integrity Commissioner

Decision Type:
Adopted on Consent

City Council Decision

City Council on October 29 and 30, 2019, adopted the following:


1. City Council appoint Jonathan Batty as Integrity Commissioner effective November 30, 2019, for a 5-year non-renewable term ending on November 30, 2024, with all the powers and duties imposed upon the Integrity Commissioner by Chapter 3 Accountability Officers, of the City of Toronto Municipal Code.


2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bill to give effect to City Council's decision.


3.  City Council authorize the public release of the Curriculum Vitae Summary in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 23, 2019) from the Chair, Integrity Commissioner Selection Panel.


The following Curriculum Vitae Summary for Jonathan Batty is now public:


Employment History


2017 - present          License Appeal Tribunal and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

                                 Associate Chair


2007 - 2017              Elections Ontario

                                 Director and General Counsel


2002 - 2007              Government of Ontario



1999 - 2002              Government of Canada





Certificate in Adjudication, 2012               Osgoode Hall Law School / SOAR


Admission to the Bar, 1995                        Law Society of Upper Canada


Bachelor of Laws, 1993                              Osgoode Hall Law School


Master of Public Administration, 1990     Queen's University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 1988             Queen's University


Professional Experience


Associate Chair

License Appeal Tribunal and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, 2017 to present

- Chief adjudicator for the Ontario tribunal hearing appeals from administrative decisions arising from over thirty provincial statutes
- Chief adjudicator (acting) for the Ontario tribunal deciding whether the rights of individuals protected by the Human Rights Code have been infringed
- Hears and issues decisions in significant administrative appeals and reconsiderations
- Oversees more than 90 adjudicators and provides guidance on adjudicative matters, conflicts of interest, and code of conduct compliance
- Represents the tribunal in meetings with public and governmental stakeholders

Director and General Counsel

Elections Ontario, 2007 to 2017

- Primary legal advisor to the Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario and member of Elections
- Ontario’s strategic leadership team, tasked with overseeing investigations and regulatory compliance
- Motivated and led a team of 16 compliance and administrative staff and managed external legal counsel, forensic investigators, and consultants
- Led strategic initiatives to update compliance and privacy policies
- Provided legal advice in respect of compliance, conduct, conflict of interest, and privacy requirements
- Managed stakeholder relationships and served as media spokesperson
- Drafted agreements, protocols, directives and produced communications materials for outreach to public and stakeholders
- Responsible for budgeting, resource allocation, and oversight of transfer payments to stakeholders
- Responsible for liaising with Cabinet Office, the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Courts, and other agencies


Government of Ontario, 2002 to 2007

- Primary legal advisor reporting directly to the Assistant Deputy Minister in the Democratic Renewal Secretariat of the Government of Ontario from 2004 to 2007 with responsibility for amending Ontario’s election laws
- Developed legislation, regulations, and orders in council
- Prepared cabinet submissions, ministerial briefing materials, and house notes and liaised with Cabinet Office through the approval process
- Litigator in the Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario from 2002 to 2004


Government of Canada, 1999 to 2002

- Litigator in the Ontario Regional Office of the Department of Justice


Law Society of Upper Canada, 1998 to 1999

- Counsel in the Discipline Department


Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped (ARCH) Legal Aid Clinic, 1995 to 1998

- Junior litigator in cases focused on disability rights issues

Articling Student

Government of Ontario, 1993 to 1994

- Articled in the Policy Development Division and Constitutional Law Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario


Government of Ontario, 1990

- Analyst in the Fiscal Planning Branch of the Ministry of Treasury and Economics

Provincial Coordinator

Persons United for Self Help (PUSH) Ontario, 1988 to 1989

- Performed the duties of a full-time executive director, reporting to a volunteer board, overseeing policy research, lobbying, and administration for the advocacy organization of persons with disabilities in Ontario



Certificate in Adjudication, 2012

- Osgoode Hall Law School/SOAR

Admission to the Bar, 1995

- Law Society of Upper Canada

Bachelor of Laws, 1993

- Osgoode Hall Law School

Master of Public Administration, 1990

- Queen’s University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 1988

- Queen’s University

Professional Memberships


Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)

COGEL -- Council on Governmental Ethics Laws

Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals


Volunteer Leadership Activities


Secretary and Board of Management Member

Church of the Redeemer Toronto (Anglican), 2012 to 2019

Serves as corporate secretary to the church corporation and serves as board representative on the church’s refugee settlement committee


Equity Advisory Group Member

Law Society of Upper Canada, 2005 to 2007

Advised on issues affecting equality communities, policy development, and issues relating to equality within the legal profession


Executive Member

Constitutional and Civil Liberties Section, CBA (Ontario) 1996 to 1998

Representative at National Canadian Bar Association Section meetings and Section Chair 1997/1998



Law Society of Upper Canada, 1995 to 2001

Lecturer and seminar leader in Professional Responsibility and Public Law



Osgoode Hall Law School Mooting Society, 1992 to 1993

Elected head of the society and mooting team member 1992 and 1993



National Law Students Constitutional Law Conference, 1992

Responsible for chairing plenary sessions and workshops



National Access Awareness Week in Ontario, 1989

Responsible for chairing a committee of representatives from three levels of government, interest groups, and the private sector chairing the second annual province-wide public education campaign on disability awareness

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual

Background Information (City Council)

(October 23, 2019) Letter from Mayor John Tory transmitting a report on Appointment of a Toronto Integrity Commissioner (CC11.1)
(October 23, 2019) Report from the Chair, Integrity Commissioner Selection Panel on Appointment of a Toronto Integrity Commissioner
Confidential Attachment 1
Source: Toronto City Clerk at