Members of Council, Committees and Local Boards have always been required to declare any pecuniary or conflict of interest items for the public record at meetings. This declaration has traditionally been a verbal declaration made at the appropriate time in the meeting and recorded by the Clerk in the minutes.
Through Bill 68 Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act was amended to require Members of Council, Committees and Local Boards to provide a written statement of disclosure of conflict/pecuniary interest effective March 1, 2019 and municipalities are required to establish and maintain a registry of these disclosures.
Mayor Rick Bonnette
August 27, 2019
Planning, Public Works and Transportation Committee