Sponsors: NCLGA Executive
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS on January 11, 2013 the Court of Appeal overturned the BC Supreme Court decision in Schlenker v. Torgrimson, which was a decision alleging that members of the Salt Spring Local Trust Committee were in conflict because of their participation on the boards of directors of not-for- profit organizations.
AND WHEREAS as a result of the Court of Appeal’s decision local governments across the Province and particularly small rural local governments are suffering hardship and inconvenience, as often the pool of volunteers who participate in non-profit boards is small and elected officials fill these volunteer director positions:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA requests that UBCM urge the Province to provide a regulatory response to the precedent setting conflict of interest Schlenker v. Torgrimson decision that would create an exemption of a disqualifying pecuniary conflict of interest arising only because of the role of an elected official as a director of a society or a local government corporation.