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Conflict of Interest Registry

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires all municipalities to establish and maintain a registry of all declarations made by members of Council under the Act. The registry must include the original written declaration provided by the member of Council and must be available to the public. 

The following is a registry of written disclosures of interest as of January 1, 2019:​​

2021

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Member of Council

​Meeting Date

​Body

​Item #

​Nature of Declaration/Declaration Form

Councillor B. Gordon​


​February 3

Regular Council with Closed

Closed Session Item 4.3 Claims and Litigation Update

​​A portion of the update is regarding the disbandment of the Midland Police Services which pertains to legal matters about him.​​

​Deputy Mayor M. Ross

February 3

​Regular Council with Closed Session

Item 10.4.1 Island Princess – Georgian Shores Boat Tours Inc.

​​He has a business/professional relationship with their direct competitor.​​​

​Councillor B. Gordon

​February 17

​Regular Council with Closed Session

​Closed Session Item 4.3 Litigation Update – Midland Police Services

​In consultation with the Integrity Commissioner, he remains in a “cooling off period” following the abandonment of litigation against him involving the MPS data, and until that time has passed, he will continue to declare a conflict and recuses himself from discussions relating to these matters.​​

​Councillor J. Main

​February 22-24

​Special Council with Closed Session. Re: Budget

​Capital Item: Account 740-B001

As an artist/designer who has been involved in the creation/engineering of public art, his past and likely future involvement raises a disqualifying interest for me in matters relating to public art funding.​​







2020

Member of Council

​Meeting Date

​Body

​Item #

​Nature of Declaration/Declaration Form

​Councillor B. Prost


​June 3

​Cou​n​cil​

Item 10.4.2 COM-2020-02 Rent Relief for Small Business Tenants

​​Her husband represents a Tenant identified on the list within the Staff Report.​​

​Deputy Mayor M. Ross


​June 17

​Council

Item 10.4.6 CL-2020-14 Outdoor Patio Programs

​​He works full time in the Beverage alcohol business and the restaurant and patio owners are current or potential clients​

​Councillor B. Gordon
​July 15
​Council

​Item 15.5 Motions for which Notice was given Legal Update

The item, although not reached, pertains to legal matters about him and for which he has previously declared a conflict of interest and made such verbal declarations as required at the beginning of each meeting.​

​​Councillor C. McGinn

July 29

​Special Council

Item 5.2 Motions for which Notice was given regarding a proposed pay decrease for Council and Senior Management​

She is currently under a 15-day pay suspension.​

​Councillor B. Gordon

​July 29

​Special Council

​Item 5.4 Motions for which Notice was given Legal Update

Item pertains to legal matters about him and for which he has previously declared a conflict of interest and made such verbal declarations as required at the beginning of each meeting.​

​Councillor C. Oschefski

​September 16, 2020

​Regular Council with Closed

​Item 13.1 Petition Lakewood Drive and Items 20.1 Motion from B. Gordon

He resides on Lakewood Drive​

​Deputy Mayor M. Ross

​December 9, 2020

​Regular Council

​Item 8.1 Introduction of Island Princess cruise boat/ request to dock & sail from Midland Town Dock - Spring 2021

He has a business relationship with their direct competitor​







2019

​Member of ​Council

​Meeting Date

​Body

​Item #

​Nature of Declaration/Declaration Form

​Mayor S. Strathearn

​January 9
​Cou​n​cil​
​​6.c) Harbourview Property Management
​​He contracts Harbourview for snow clearing, leaf removal and dock installation/removal.
​Councillor B. Gordon

​January 9
​Council
​7. (iii)(a) Cannabis Legalization and Cannabis Retail Stores in Midland
​​He is a shareholder and director in a publicly traded pharmaceutical enterprise engaged primarily in the extraction of Cannabis concentrates for supply for both the medicinal and recreational channels.​​
​Deputy Mayor M. Ross

​January 23
​Council
​4. a) i) Appointments - Boards & Committees
He personally does direct business with Mr. Gorski at the LCBO in Midland.
​Councillor C. McGinn

​January 23

​Council
​4. b) Labour Relations  Business
Her domestic partner works for the Corporation of the Town of Midland.
​Councillor B. Gordon
​February 6
​Council

​10. 3. PL-2019-5 Site Plan Control Approval Application No. SPA-16-18 – 781 Balm Beach Road – Compu-Solve

The Applicant is a vendor with whom he has a significant business relationship with in his professional life and as such he will abstain from any and all discussion surrounding the application.​

Mayor S. Strathearn

​February 20
Council


​11. 4) OP-2019-1 Use of RTVs (Rough Terrain Vehicles) on Municipal Roadways
He contracts with the proponent for snow clearing services.
​Councillor C. McGinn

​February 20

Council


​19. b) Labour Relations​


Her domestic life partner is an employee of the Corporation of the Town of Midland being employed within the bounds of the contract being negotiated.
​Councillor B. Gordon

​February 20
Council


​19. c) Midland Police Service Records Update
​​Former employment and involvement in some of the subject matter that is subject to litigation.
​Councillor B. Gordon
​March 6
Council


​8. iv) 6. CS-2019-02 MPS Board and OPP request for funding for the Mental Health Response Team
His wife, Donna Gordon, serves on the Wendat Board of Directors.
​Councillor C. McGinn
​March 27
​Special Council
​Operations - Specific to wages pgs. 51/162
​​Her domestic partner is an employee of the Town of Midland

​Councillor B. Gordon
​June 27
​OP Review
​Integrity Commissioner finding
Statement re: disqualifying interest in Natural Heritage System in Official Plan
​Councillor B. Gordon
​July 10
​Council
​Integrity Commisioner finding
​​Statement re: disqualifying interest in closed session item relating to MPS

​​Councillor B. Gordon
​August 14
​Council

​Item 10.5) Report CS-2019-6 MPS Records​

Statement declaring reasons to refrain from participating in discussion of this item

​​​Councillor J. Downer
​August 14
​Council

​Item 15.9) parking for accessible vehicles​

He is the owner of a wheelchair plate​

​Councillor B. Gordon
​December 18​

​Council

​Item 13.1 J. Abrams-Petkovski, Principles Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Midland​

​Statement declaring reason to participate in discussion of Integrity Commissioner report but not able to participate in the vote.​

 

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​​​The original registry of forms submitted by Members of Council is available for public inspection at the Municipal Office, 575 Dominion Avenue, Midland, ON, any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.​​, Monday to Friday.  ​