Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

Process for Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest

If a matter comes before Council that a member believes they have a pecuniary interest in, the member shall:

  • Declare the pecuniary interest at the start of the meeting.
  • Leave the room during discussion and voting on the matter.
  • Refrain from attempting in any way whether before, during, or after the meeting to influence the voting on the matter.
  • Complete a written statement of pecuniary interest and submit it to the Clerk.

All declaration of pecuniary interest are recorded in the meeting minutes.

Registry

Under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, Dufferin County is required to maintain a registry of all declarations of pecuniary interest made by Council members. The written statement of pecuniary interest are available for viewing upon request in the Clerk’s Office.

Member of Council Meeting Type Meeting Date Agenda Item General Nature of Pecuniary Interest
Earl Hawkins Council March 14, 2019 General Government Services Item #1 - Annual Setting of Tax Policies Owns a farm and a change in the tax ratio for farms could stand to benefit him
Janet Horner Council March 14, 2019 General Government Services Item #1 - Annual Setting of Tax Policies Owns a farm and a change in the tax ratio for farms could stand to benefit her
John Creelman General Government Services Committee May 23, 2019 Item #6 - Community Grant Assessment Report Daughter is on a short-term contract employment at Theatre Orangeville
Gail Little Council June 13, 2019 General Government Services Item #6B - Community Grant Assessment Report Gail Little is an organizing member of the Dufferin Farm Tour, they applied for a Community Grant
Sonja Wyss Dufferin County Forest Advisory Team September 12, 2019 Item #4 - Presentation, Discussion & Consideration of the Ontario Trail Riders Association Sonja Wyss is the President of Ontario Trail Riders Association