The Corporation has a Whistleblower Policy that addresses the Corporation’s continuing commitment to integrity and ethical behaviour. The Whistleblower Policy has established procedures that allow employees of the Corporation to confidentially and anonymously submit their concerns to the Chair of the Audit Committee regarding questionable ethical, moral, accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters, without fear of retaliation.
The Code of Conduct requires disclosure to the Board of Directors of any transactions or agreements in respect of which any director or executive officer of the Corporation has a material interest, and the extent and nature of that interest. Any director with a conflict of interest, or who is capable of being perceived as being in conflict of interest with respect to the Corporation, must abstain from discussion and voting by the Board of Directors or any committee of the Board of Directors on any motion to recommend or approve the relevant agreement or transaction. The Board of Directors itself must comply with conflict of interest provisions of the ABCA in order to ensure that directors exercise independent judgment in considering transactions and agreements in respect of which a director or executive officer has a material interest. The Board of Directors provides leadership, supervision and support for the employees of the Corporation to uphold the principles articulated in the Code of Conduct.