All members of City Council have an obligation to act honestly and responsibly when making decisions. City Councillors will declare conflicts of interest when a topic arises inwhich they may have a direct or indirect conflict. The below is a current registry of all declared conflicts by City Councillors.

City Council - Conflicts of Interest Registry
Date Member Meeting Agenda Item Reason for Disclosure
Monday, June 28, 2021 Councillor A. Foulds

COW 25/52 (Open and Closed)

Human Resources Matter - 2021 Non-Affiliate Wages Councillor A. Foulds has a family member employed by the City as a member of that group.
Monday, June 28, 2021 Councillor A. Aiello

 COW 25/52 (Open and Closed)

Human Resources Matter - 2021 Non-Affiliate Wages Councillor A. Aiello has a family member employed by the City as a member of that group.
Monday, June 7, 2021 Councillor A. Aiello

COW 29/52 (Open and Closed)

CC 13/52

Board Appointment - Thunder Bay Community Foundation Councillor A. Aiello's employer receives funds from the foundation.
Monday, June 7, 2021 Councillor B. McKinnon

COW 29/52 (Open and Closed)

CC 13/52

Board Appointment - Thunder Bay Community Foundation Councillor B. McKinnon is a member and Chair of other community foundations and boards.
Monday, June 7, 2021 Councillor K. Oliver COW 29/52  Report R 50/2021 (Infrastructure & Operations) Net-Zero Strategy Councillor K. Oliver is employed by a stakeholder with a direct pecuniary interest in this matter. 
Monday, March 29, 2021 Councillor A. Foulds

COW 31/52

Support for the Living Wage Campaign - Lakehead Social Planning Council

Councillor A. Foulds has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay who would benefit from the City's adoption of the requested policy.
Monday, March 22, 2021 Councillor A. Aiello

COW 20/52 (Open and Closed)

2021CLS.007 2021 Non-Affiliated, Non-Union and Managerial Salaries

Councillor A. Aiello has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay as a member of that group.

Monday, March 22, 2021 Councillor A. Foulds

COW 20/52 (Open and Closed)

2021CLS.007 2021 Non-Affiliated, Non-Union and Managerial Salaries

Councillor A. Foulds has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay as a member of that group.

Monday, March 8, 2021 Councillor M. Bentz

COW 17/52 (Open and Closed)

CC 7/52

Board Appointments - Board of Directors Thunder Bay Synergy North Corporation

Councillor M. Bentz was an applicant 

Monday, March 8, 2021 Mayor B. Mauro

COW 17/52 (Open and Closed)

CC 7/52

Board Appointments - Board of Directors Thunder Bay Synergy North Corporation

Mayor B. Mauro was an applicant

Monday, February 8, 2021 Councillor T. Giertuga

 COW 15/52

 CC 5/52

Not One More Death - Proposals for Cold Weather

Councillor T. Giertuga is an employee of the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre.

Monday, February 1, 2021 Councillor Peng You

 COW 14/52

Advocacy – Rules for Areas in Stage 1 under Ontario Regulation 82/20

Councillor Peng You is a small business owner.

Monday, February 1, 2021 Councillor S. Ch'ng

 COW 14/52

Advocacy – Rules for Areas in Stage 1 under Ontario Regulation 82/20

Councillor S. Ch'ng is a small business owner.

Monday, February 1, 2021 Councillor B. Hamilton

 COW 14/52

Advocacy – Rules for Areas in Stage 1 under Ontario Regulation 82/20

Councillor B. Hamilton is a small business owner.

Monday, January 25, 2021 Councillor A. Ruberto

 CC 4/52

BL 3/2021 - A By-law to amend By-law BL 70/2016 Community Improvement Plan – Westfort Business Area and BL 4/2021 - To amend the Community Improvement Plan for Thunder Bay’s Strategic Core Areas

Councillor A. Ruberto owns property in the area.

Monday, January 25, 2021 Councillor T. Giertuga

 COW 6/52

Advocacy - Judicial Sentencing

Councillor T. Giertuga is an employee of the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Councillor A. Ruberto

 COW 10/52

Capital and Operating Budget Review - McKellar Mall

Councillor A. Ruberto is an adjacent property owner.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Councillor A. Ruberto

 COW 9/52

Capital and Operating Budget Review - Victoriaville Centre

Councillor A. Ruberto is an adjacent property owner.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Councillor A. Aiello

 COW 9/52

Capital and Operating Budget Review - Community Youth & Cultural Funding

Councillor A. Aiello is employed by an agency that receives funds from this funding source.

Monday, December 21, 2020 Councillor A. Foulds

 COW 3/52 (Closed Session)

Report 2020CLS.057 (Human Resources & Corporate Safety)

Councillor A. Foulds has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay.

Monday, December 21, 2020 Councillor A. Aiello

 COW 3/52 (Closed Session)

Report 2020CLS.057 (Human Resources & Corporate Safety)

Councillor A. Aiello has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay. 

Monday, December 21, 2020 Councillor A. Ruberto

 COW 3/52 (Open)

CC 2/50

COVID-19 Emergency Response - Cold Weather Plan Warming Centre 

Councillor A. Ruberto holds a lease agreement with one of the community partners.

Monday, November 23, 2020 Councillor C. Fraser

 

COW 43/51 (Closed Session)

COW 43/51 (Open)

Report 2020CLS.049 (Legal Services) Legal Matter

Councillor C. Fraser declared a conflict as his employer is a party to the matter.

Monday, November 23, 2020 Councillor S. Ch'ng

COW 43/51 (Closed Session)

COW 43/51 (Open)

Report 2020CLS.049 (Legal Services) Legal Matter

Councillor S. Ch'ng declared a conflict as she is a property owner related to the matter.

Monday, October 19, 2020 Councillor A. Ruberto

 COW 38/51

(Open)

Report No. R 106/2020 (Development & Emergency Services - Realty) Victoriaville Centre Options Analysis– Reimagine Victoriaville

Councillor A. Ruberto is an adjacent property owner. 

Monday, October 5, 2020 Councillor A. Ruberto

COW 37/51 (Closed Session)

Legal Matter

Councillor A. Ruberto is an adjacent property owner.

Monday, September 28, 2020 Councillor S. Ch'ng

COW 36/51(Closed Session) 

Legal Matter

Councillor S. Ch'ng declared a conflict with a Legal Matter as she owns property in the area.

Monday, September 21, 2020 Councillor A. Ruberto

 COW 35/51 (Open)

 

Report No. R 106/2020 (First Report) (Development & Emergency Services - Realty) Victoriaville Centre Options Analysis– Reimagine Victoriaville

Councillor A. Ruberto declared a conflict as he owns property in the area.

Monday, September 14, 2020 Councillor M. Bentz

CC Special 30/51

COW 34/51 (Open)

CC 21/51 

Thunder Bay Hydro/Synergy North

Councillor M. Bentz is an appointed Director on the Synergy North Board of Directors

Monday, September 14, 2020 Councillor C. Fraser

 

CC Special 30/51

COW 34/51 (Open & Closed)

CC 21/51 

Thunder Bay Hydro/Synergy North

Councillor C. Fraser's employer is retained by Synergy North and he  provides legal advice to the organization under said retainer from time to time

Monday, September 14, 2020 Councillor A. Ruberto

CC Special 30/51

COW 34/51 (Open)

CC 21/51 

Thunder Bay Hydro/Synergy North

Councillor A. Ruberto's son-in-law is employed by Synergy North

Monday, August 24, 2020 Councillor A. Foulds

COW 33/51 (Open & Closed Sessions)

CC 20/51

 

 

Human Resources Matter

 

Report No. R 103/2020 (Community Services) COVID-19: Phase 1 Fall 2020 Operations Services Level Changes

Councillor A. Foulds is affiliated with an associated Board.

 

Councillor A. Foulds is a board member for the Thunder Bolts Swim Club.

Monday, August 24, 2020 Councillor A. Aiello

COW 33/51 (Open & Closed Sessions)

CC 20/51

 

 

Human Resources Matter

 

Report No. R 103/2020 (Community Services) COVID-19: Phase 1 Fall 2020 Operations Services Level Changes

 

Councillor A. Aiello has relatives employed in this area.

 

Councillor A. Aiello has family members employed at the Canada Games Complex and City-owned daycares

Monday, June 15, 2020 Councillor Aldo Ruberto

COW 27/51

CC 32/51

Strategic Core Areas Community Improvement Plan Councillor A. Ruberto
has applied for the Community Improvement program in the past and he
owns properties in the core areas.
Monday, June 15, 2020 Councillor Brian Hamilton

COW 27/51

CC 32/51

Strategic Core Areas Community Improvement Plan and Pop-Up Patio Program Councillor B. Hamilton owns a business which may benefit from the program.
Monday, June 15, 2020 Councillor Cody Fraser CCP 7/51 Report No. R 70/2020 (Development & Emergency Services - Planning Services) 1543 Arthur Street East

Councillor C. Fraser's employer is representing the applicant.

Monday, June 15, 2020 Councillor Shelby Ch'ng COW 27/51 (Closed Session) Report No. 2020CLS.016
(Legal Services) Legal Matter

Councillor S. Ch'ng is a business owner affected by the matter.

Monday, May 25, 2020 Councillor Brian Hamilton COW 25/51 Community Improvement Plans Councillor B. Hamilton is moving ahead with a development that may benefit from the program.
Monday, May 25, 2020 Councillor Aldo Ruberto COW 25/51 Community Improvement Plans Councillor A. Ruberto has applied for the Community Improvement program in the past.
Monday, April 20, 2020 Councillor Kristen Oliver COW 21/51 (Closed Session) Board Appointment Councillor K. Oliver is affiliated with the organization.
Monday, March 9, 2020 Councillor Albert Aiello COW 17/51 R 25/2020 - Recommended Allocation of $67,000 to the 2020 Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Program Councillor A. Aiello is the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club. 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Councillor Aldo Ruberto

COW 14/51

Capital and Operating Budget Review Councillor A. Ruberto declared a conflict of interest relative to all items concerning CEDC as his son is employed there.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Councillor Aldo Ruberto

COW 12/51

Capital and Operating Budget Review - Victoriaville Centre Councillor A. Ruberto is an adjacent property owner.
Monday, January 13, 2020 Councillor Albert Aiello

COW 4/51

R 13/2020 - Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Recommendations Councillor A. Aiello is the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club.
Monday, December 16, 2019 Councillor Mark Bentz

CC 2/51            COW 1/51

1. Board Appointment and 2. Economic Development Reserve Project Item 1. Councillor M. Bentz is a Board Member of Synergy North and 2. Confederation College Employee
Monday, December 16, 2019 Councillor Andrew Foulds

CC 2/51            COW 1/51

Clean, Green & Beautiful Minutes Applicants for CGB projects are relatives to professional contacts
Monday, December 16, 2019 Councillor Kristen Oliver CC 2/51            COW 1/51 Economic Development Reserve Fund Project Councillor K. Oliver is a Board Member at Confederation College
Monday, November 25, 2019 Councillor Brian Hamilton COW 49/50 CLOSED/OPEN 2019CLS.037 Party to the Report
Monday, November 25, 2019 Councillor Albert Aiello COW 49/50 CLOSED/OPEN 2019CLS.037 Party to the Report
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Mayor Bill Mauro Thunder Bay Police Services Board - Closed Session Labour Relations Mayor B. Mauro has a family member employed by the Thunder Bay Police Service
Monday, November 4, 2019 Councillor Brian Hamilton COW 47/50 Rainbow Crosswalk Cost Information Councillor B. Hamilton owns property in proximity to the installation

Monday,

November 4, 2019

Councillor Aldo Ruberto COW 47/50 Rainbow Crosswalk Cost Information

Councillor A. Ruberto owns property on the street the crossing is proposed to be located

 

Monday,

October 21, 2019

 

Councillor Albert Aiello

 

 

COW 45/50(Closed Session)

 

CC(PM) 11/50

 

Legal Matter

 

R 133/2019 Zoning By-law Amendment - Part of 105 Junot Avenue South

 

Councillor A. Aiello is the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday,

September 17, 2019

Mayor Bill Mauro Thunder Bay Police Services Board - Closed Session Labour Relations Mayor B. Mauro has a family member employed by the Thunder Bay Police Service

Monday, 

September 9, 2019

Councillor Peng You COW 40/50

National Wushu Championship 2020 and World Taiji Championship 2022

Councillor Peng You is President of Tai Chi Association and Owner of Tai Chi Academy

Tuesday,

July 16, 2019

Mayor Bill Mauro

Thunder Bay Police Services Board - Closed Session

Labour Relations

Mayor B. Mauro has a family member employed by the Thunder Bay Police Service

Tuesday,

June 18, 2019

Mayor Bill Mauro

Thunder Bay Police Services Board - Closed Session

Labour Relations

Mayor B. Mauro has a family member employed by the Thunder Bay Police Service

Tuesday,

May 21, 2019

Mayor Bill Mauro

Thunder Bay Police Services Board - Closed Session

Labour Relations

Mayor B. Mauro has a family member employed by the Thunder Bay Police Service

Monday,

May 13, 2019

Councillor Cody Fraser

COW 31/50 (Closed Session)

Report 2019CLS.008

Councillor C. Fraser disclosed an indirect pecuniary interest relative to Report 2019CLS.008

Monday,

April 29, 2019

Councillor Andrew Foulds 

COW 29/50 - Closed and Open Session 

CC 15/50

Report No.2019CLS010

 

Councillor A. Foulds disclosed an indirect Pecuniary Interest relative to Report #2019CLS010

Tuesday,

April 16, 2019

Mayor Bill Mauro Thunder Bay Police Services Board - Closed Session Labour Relations Mayor B. Mauro has a family member employed by the Thunder Bay Police Service

Monday,

April 8, 2019

Councillor Mark Bentz   COW 25/50 Draft Shareholder Declaration - Thunder Bay Hydro Corporation Councillor M. Bentz is a member of the Board of Directors for Synergy North (Thunder Bay Hydro)

 

In accordance with s.5.1 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, at a meeting which a member discloses an interest under section 5, or as soon as possible afterwards, the member shall file a written statement of interest and its general nature with the City Clerk of the Municipality or the secretary of the committee or local board, as the case may be.  In accordance with s.6.1 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, every municipality and local board shall establish and maintain a registry in which shall be kept,

  1. A copy of each statement filed under s.5.1. and

  2. A copy of each declaration recorded under s. 6

The registry shall be available to the public for inspection in the manner and during the time of that the municipality or local board, as the case may be, may determine. 

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