Irregularities in North Vancouver City Council: Conflict of interest? Topic ignored? Incorrect meeting minutes?


North vancouver city council 2014-2018 City Council 2014-2018. Photo Courtesy of City of North Vancouver

North Van City Voices, a civic watchdog in that municipality, has just posted a story regarding inexplicable behaviour in Council this week. One Councillor raised a point of privilege on October 4, 2015, at the start of the meeting, regarding (1) a potential conflict of interest involving the Mayor and another Councillor, and (2) the potential violation of provincial legislation by elected officials.

The Chair and the meeting completely ignored this intervention. That would appear to be in violation of the city’s own bylaws. The minutes of meeting then fail to accurately report that the point was raised  during the meeting (after the meeting was called to order) — which anyone can verify by viewing the council video. What is going on here? At what point do Provincial authorities need to step in and ensure that due process…

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