Carleton board of governors ratifies new code of conduct

January 29, 2016

Carleton University’s Board of Governors has ratified a new code of conduct for its members. A statement released on Tuesday from Board Chair Anthony Tattersfield states that the new code “reaffirms the importance of open Board Meetings, brings greater transparency to how the Board operates and clarifies what is expected of Governors in Board communications.” Critics of the originally proposed code of conduct described it as a "gag order" intended to make the board's decision making processes more opaque. According to the university, the code requires all board members to “act in the best interest of the university,” which requires individual members not to “reopen and criticize Board decisions after they have been taken or to criticize, question the integrity of, or intimidate fellow Governors and university officials.” Carleton | CFS