On November 28, 2023, The Town of LaSalle contracted Davies Howe LLP to act as the Town's Integrity Commissioner. The Integrity Commissioner helps ensure Members of Council conform to a high ethical standard, and adhere to the Town's Code of Conduct and any other applicable Town procedures, rules or policies.

The Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Boards outlines the principles of good conduct and ethics that Members of Council are expected to demonstrate in the performance of their duties as elected officials.

Core Functions of the Integrity Commissioner
The Integrity Commissioner carries out the following core functions:

Advisory Role
The Integrity Commissioner provides confidential advice to individual Members of Council about their own situations respecting the applicable Code of Conduct, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and other by-laws and policies governing ethical behavior.

Educational Role
The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for providing educational information to the public, the municipality, members of Council and local boards about the Code of Conduct and Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Policy Role
The Integrity Commissioner provides opinions and reports to Council on issues of ethics and integrity.

Investigative Role
The Integrity Commissioner provides individual investigative reports, as required, which will include background concerning a complaint and recommendations to Council with respect to a complaint.  Complaints about breaches of the codes of conduct are made to the Integrity Commissioner pursuant to the Council-approved complaint protocols. 

Integrity Commissioner's Biography

Robert G. Miller from Davies Howe LLP has been appointed as the Town of LaSalle's Integrity Commissioner beginning January 1, 2024 for a three year term. 

Robert is a partner who practices in the areas of land development, municipal law, and expropriation law. He was called to the Ontario Bar in June 1989.

Robert’s extensive practice covers a broad range of land use and development issues as well as complex municipal and expropriation matters for clients across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton regions. He represents both public and private sector clients, providing guidance on the resolution of infrastructure, land acquisition, land use and division matters, including official planning, zoning, variance, site planning, consent, subdivisions, and expropriation matters.

Prior to joining Davies Howe, Robert was the Assistant Town Solicitor for a GTA local municipality and the senior planning lawyer for a GTA regional municipality.

Robert regularly appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal and municipal councils and committees to advocate for his clients. He has also appeared before the Divisional Court, Ontario Energy Board, and other administrative tribunals.

Robert has held the role of instructor/lecturer before professional organizations on various matters, including examination and cross-examination and dealing with expert witnesses. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Municipal Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member of the Executive Committee, Municipal Section
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Canadian Urban Institute
  • Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Advocate’s Society
  • Lambda Alpha International


  • Called to the Ontario Bar in June 1989
  • LL. B, University of Toronto, 1987
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, 1983
Contact the Integrity Commissioner

Individuals or organizations who have witnessed behaviour by a member of Council, in their capacity as a member of Council for the Town of LaSalle or in their capacity as Council representatives on committees and local boards, that they believe is in contravention of the Code of Conduct may address this by contacting the Municipality's Integrity Commissioner.

Questions and complaints may be filed by completing and submitting the question and complaint form with the the Integrity Commissioner either by: 

Davies Howe LLP
Attention: Robert G. Miller 
The Tenth Floor
425 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3C1



Send email to Integrity Commissioner

Question and Complaint Form (Fillable)         Question and Complaint Form (Accessible)