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 in which 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
DateCouncillorSessionTopicDetails
Monday, May 27, 2024 Councillor S. Ch'ng

COW- Closed Session

COW- Open Session

Legal Matter - Synergy North Corporation - Shareholder Consent Councillor S. Ch'ng has a personal relationship with a person who works for Synergy North
Monday, May 13, 2024 Councillor K. Oliver COW - Open Session Ontario Energy Board's Decision on Phase 1 of the Enbridge Gas 2024 Rebasing Application Councillor K. Oliver is employed by Enbridge.
Monday, May 13, 2024 Councillor A. Foulds COW - Closed Session
COW - Open Session
2024CLS.022 (Human Resources) Human Resources Matter - Non-Affiliated, Non-Union and Managerial Salaries Councillor A. Foulds has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay
Monday, May 13, 2024 Councillor A. Aiello COW - Closed Session
COW - Open Session
2024CLS.022 (Human Resources) Human Resources Matter - Non-Affiliated, Non-Union and Managerial Salaries Councillor A. Aiello has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay
Monday, May 6, 2024 Councillor K. Oliver COW - Open Session Enbridge Franchise Agreement Councillor K. Oliver is employed by Enbridge.
Monday, May 6, 2024 Councillor R. Agarwal COW - Closed Session Property Related Matter - Information Councillor R. Agarwal has a continuing business relationship with a party with interests in the matter. 
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Councillor R. Agarwal COW - Closed Session Property Related Matter - Information Councillor R. Agarwal has a continuing business relationship with a party with interests in the matter.
Monday, April 22, 2024 Councillor K. Etreni COW - Open Session 2024 Funding Contributions Councillor K. Etreni is a member of Age Friendly Thunder Bay and they are in receipt of funding.
Monday, April 22, 2024 Councillor A. Aiello COW - Closed Session 2024CLS.022 (Human Resources) Human Resources Matter - Non-Affiliated, Non-Union and Managerial Salaries Councillor A. Aiello has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay.
Monday, April 22, 2024 Councillor A. Foulds COW - Closed Session 2024CLS.022 (Human Resources) Human Resources Matter - Non-Affiliated, Non-Union and Managerial Salaries Councillor A. Foulds has a family member employed by the City of Thunder Bay.
Monday, April 15, 2024 Councillor K. Etreni COW - Open Session Report 128-2024-Centennial Conservatory Phase 2 Renewal Councillor K. Etreni's spouse is  a potential subcontractor on the project.
Monday, April 8, 2024 Councillor R. Agarwal COW - Open Session Integrity Commissioner Report  Councillor R. Agarwal is the subject of the report.
Monday, March 4, 2024 Councillor M. Bentz CC - Open Session Board Appointment - Thunder Bay Recruitment Committee as contained in the February 26, 2024 Committee of the Whole Minutes. Councillor M. Bentz is a Synergy North Board member. 
Monday, February 12, 2024 Councillor A. Aiello COW (Closed Session) & COW   Memorandum of Settlement - Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 87 Councillor Aiello's family member is a CUPE 87 member
Monday, November 27, 2023 Councillor T. Giertuga COW - Open Session Advocacy - Short Term Rentals - Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee Councillor Giertuga is the property owner of a short term rental.
Monday, November 27, 2023 Councillor B. Hamilton COW - Open Session Advocacy - Short Term Rentals - Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee Councillor Giertuga is the property owner of a short term rental.
Monday, November 20, 2023 Councillor R. Agarwal COW - Open Session Integrity Commissioner Report (re-presented) Councillor Agarwal is the subject of the report. 
Monday, November 6, 2023 Councillor R. Agarwal COW - Open Session Integrity Commissioner Report  Councillor Agarwal is the subject of the report. 
Monday, October 16, 2023 Councillor M. Bentz COW - Open Session  Report 2023CLS.032 (Legal Services) Synergy North Corporation -  Shareholder Consent Councillor M. Bentz is a Synergy North Board member. 
Monday, September 25, 2023 Councillor R. Agarwal COW (Closed Session) - September 25, 2023 Report 2023CLS.028 (Realty Services) Property Related Matter - Information Councillor R. Agarwal has a continuing business relationship with a party with interests in the matter.
Monday, August 14, 2023 Councillor M. Bentz COW - Closed and Open  Sessions & CC - August 14, 2023 Report 2023CLS.027 (Legal Services) Synergy North Matter Councillor M. Bentz is a Synergy North Board Member
Monday, July 17, 2023 Councillor D. Pasqualino COW - Closed and Open  Sessions - July 17, 2023 Report 2023CLS.019 (Legal Services) Councillor D. Pasqualino is acquainted with the parties involved.
Monday, June 5, 2023 Councillor K. Oliver COW - June 5, 2023 Report 88/2023 (Community Services - Recreation & Culture) Mayor's Mulligan Golf Tournament: PRO Kids Designation Councillor K. Oliver's employer is a sponsor of the golf tournament.
Monday, May 8, 2023 Councillor S. Ch'ng COW (Closed Session) May 8, 2023 Tbaytel Shareholder Annual Update Councillor S. Ch'ng has a personal relationship with a person who works for Tbaytel.
Monday, May 8, 2023 Mayor K. Boshcoff COW - May 8, 2023 Report 173-2023 (Development & Emergency Services - Licensing & Enforcement) Sign By-law Amendments - May 2023 Mayor K. Boshcoff has a family member that may be employed in an associated business.
Monday, May 8, 2023 Councillor K. Etreni COW - May 8, 2023 Report 163-2023 (Community Services - Facilities, Fleet & Energy Management) Renovations Algoma Child Care Centre – Tender Award Councillor K. Etreni 

has a family member whose business was a bidder on the tender.

Monday, April 24, 2023 Councillor A. Aiello COW (Open & Closed Session)  Report 2023CLS.012 (Human Resources & Corporate Safety)2023 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, April 24, 2023 Councillor A. Foulds COW (Open & Closed Session)  Report 2023CLS.012 (Human Resources & Corporate Safety) 2023 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, April 17, 2023 Councillor M. Zussino City Council (Public Meeting) General Amendment to Official Plan and Zoning By-law 1/2022  Councillor M. Zussino has a family member who owns property implicated in the report.
Monday, March 27, 2023 Councillor S. Ch'ng COW (Closed Session) - March 27, 2023 Tbaytel Shareholder Update – Quarterly Report Councillor S. Ch'ng has a personal relationship with a person who works for Tbaytel.
Monday, March 27, 2023 Councillor D. Pasqualino COW - March 27, 2023 Report 090-2023 (Corporate Services & Long-Term Care – Revenue) Application for Cancellation, Reduction or Refund of Taxes Under Section 357 Of The Municipal Act Councillor D. Pasqualino has a family member whose property is included on the list in the report.
Monday, March 27, 2023 Councillor A. Foulds COW - March 27, 2023 Report 092-2023 (Corporate Services & Long-Term Care – Revenue) Property Tax Accounts with 2021 Arrears Councillor A. Foulds has a distant family member whose property is included on the list in the report.
Monday, March 6, 2023 Councillor K. Etreni COW - March 6, 2023 Report 72-2023 (Community Services - Facilities, Fleet & Energy Management) Canada Games Complex – Mechanical and Accessibility Improvements – Tender Award Councillor K. Etreni 

has a family member whose business was a bidder on the tender.

Monday, February 13, 2023 Councillor M. Bentz COW - February 13, 2023 Report 2023CLS.003 (Development & Emergency Services - Realty Services) Lease to Synergy North Councillor M. Bentz is a Synergy North Board Member
Monday, February 6, 2023 Councillor S. Ch'ng City Council - February 6, 2023 Minutes from January 31, 2023 Committee of the Whole - Item relative to Thunder Bay Police Services Board  Councillor S. Ch'ng declared a conflict as she is a member of the Police Services Board.
Monday, February 6, 2023 Mayor K. Boshcoff City Council - February 6, 2023 Minutes from January 31, 2023 Committee of the Whole - Item relative to Thunder Bay Police Services Board Mayor K. Boshcoff declared a conflict as he is a member of the Police Services Board.
Monday, February 6, 2023 Councillor A. Foulds City Council - February 6, 2023 Minutes from January 31, 2023 Committee of the Whole - Budget Amendment - Indoor Pools Councillor A. Foulds declared a conflict as he has a family member employed at the Canada Games Complex.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Councillor S. Ch'ng COW - Council Budget Review Memorandum relative to Police Services Board Honourariums Councillor S. Ch'ng declared a conflict as she is a Police Services Board member. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Mayor K. Boshcoff  COW - Council Budget Review Memorandum relative to Police Services Board Honourariums Mayor K. Boshcoff declared a conflict as he is a Police Services Board member. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Councillor A. Aiello COW - Council Budget Review Schedule B - Item 14  Councillor A. Aiello declared a conflict as his employer is affiliated with the Vale Community Centre.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Councillor A. Foulds COW - Council Budget Review Item relative to Schedule B contained within memorandum from City Manager Norm Gale regarding Indoor Pools Councillor A. Foulds declared a conflict as he has a relative employed at the Canada Games Complex.
Monday, January 30, 2023 Councillor A. Foulds COW - Closed Session 2023 Operating & Capital Budget - 4% Target - Human Resources/Labour Relations Implications Councillor A. Foulds declared a conflict of interest relative to employee impact at indoor pools as he has a family member who is employed at the Canada Games Complex. 
Monday, January 9, 2023 Councillor G. Johnsen COW - January 9, 2023 Report 3-2023 (Community Services - Recreation & Culture) Councillor G. Johnsen declared a conflict as he is a member of the Thunder Bay Museum and a former member of the Thunder Bay Museum Board.
Monday, January 9, 2023 Councillor A. Aiello COW - January 9, 2023 Report 3-2023 (Community Services - Recreation & Culture) Councillor A. Aiello declared a conflict as he works for an agency that is a recipient of this funding stream.

 

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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