Conflict of Interest Registry

Changes to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires municipalities to maintain a registry of all declarations made under this Act. The registry must include the original written declaration provided by the member of Council and must be available to the public.

City Council

Name Meeting Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Arlene VanderBeek City Council May 22, 2019 10.4 Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 5167 - In Camera update on negotiates settlement ratification of collective agreement - family member is a Union 5167 member. Arlene VanderBeek Council 10.4 Declaration Form (PDF, 75 KB)
Brad Clark City Council May 8, 2019 10.1 Appointments to various boards - I, Brad Clark declare a potential (deemed, direct or indirect) pecuniary interest with respect to: Consideration of Candidates and appointing candidates to various committees speciafically Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA). -  Given that I serve on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Eramosa Karst (FOTEK), a not for profit conservation group, and that two candidates under consideration for appointment to the HCA serve or served with me on the FOTEK Board of Directors, as such I have an apparent or indirect interest. I declared the interest at the committee and absented myself from interviews, deliberations and votes. Brad Clark Council - HCA - Declaration Form (PDF, 62 KB)
Brad Clark City Council May 8, 2019 10.1 Appointments to various boards - I, Brad Clark declare a potential (deemed, direct or indirect) pecuniary interest with respect to: Consideration of Candidates and appointing candidates to various committees speciafically City Housing Board. - Given that I had a previousprofessional relationship with Habitat for Humanity Hamilton (HHH) and one of the candidates applying to serve on City Housing Board is the Executive Director with HHH and as such I have an apparent or indirect interest. I declared the interest at the committee and absented myself from interviews, deliberations and votes. Brad Clark Council - HHH - Declaration Form (PDF, 58 KB)
Maria Pearson City Council April 24, 2019   Rental Housing Committee Selection - Motion Appointing New Committee Members - own rental units Maria Pearson Council 10.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 46KB)
Arlene VanderBeek City Council April 24, 2019 10.1c Confidential Appointments to Rental Housing Sub-Committee - Candidates elected to Rental Housing Sub-Committee - I own rental property and may have a deemed interest Arlene VanderBeek Council 10.1c Declaration Form (PDF, 64 KB)
Brad Clark City Council April 24, 2019   Rental Housing Committee - candidates selected - previous professional relationship with candidate selected for rental Housing Committee Brad Clark Council Declaration Form (PDF, 65 KB)
Sam Merula City Council April 24, 2019 10.1 Selection Committee - Owning rental properties Sam Merula Council 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Brad Clark City Council April 10, 2019 10.2 Appointment of individual to Dev. Charges Committee - former professional relationship with Habitat for Humanity as a client Executive Director, Sean Ferris is being appointed to Dev. Charges Committee Brad Clark Council 10.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 55 KB)
Brenda Johnson City Council March 27, 2019 5.15 Bottled water - my husband works for Coca-Cola which distributes bottled water Brenda Johnson Council 5.15 Declaration Form (PDF, 55 KB)
Maria Pearson City Council March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Tenant Defence Fund report HSC19011 - I am a landlord Maria Pearson Council 3 Declaration Form (PDF, 60 KB)
Brad Clark City Council March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Tenant Defence Fund - Former professional client, Hamilton District Apartment Association, advocated and provided comments as such I have an apparent interest under common law. Brad Clark Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 102 KB)
Sam Merulla City Council March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Item 6.6 report item 3 ECS report - My wife and I are landlords Sam Merulla Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 67 KB)
Esther Pauls City Council March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Rental Property - I rent a second residence Esther Pauls Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 51 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek City Council March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Item 3 - Tenant Defence Fund - Landlord Arlene VanderBeek Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
John-Paul Danko City Council March 27, 2019 7.2 Perception of Interest - Wife is Vice-Chair of HWDSB John-Paul Danko Council 7.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 66 KB)
Fred Eisenberger City Council March 27, 2019 7.5 The Green Organic Dutchman - I am a shareholder in this medical Marijuana producer company publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange Fred Eisenberger Council 7.5 Declaration Form (PDF, 68 KB)

Audit, Finance & Administration Committee

Name Meeting Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Maureen Wilson Audit, Finance & Administration Committee April 18, 2019 8.1 Development Charges - family member involved in some distant aspect of affordable housing financing (not delivery) - as advised by the Integrity Commissioner Maureen Wilson AF&A 8.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 58 KB)

 

Emergency & Community Services Committee

Name Meeting Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Brad Clark Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 5.1 Correspondence from the Hamilton and District Apartment Association (HDAA) - While I had previously supported the Tenant Defence Fund (TDF), given that a former client has entered the conversation, I will declare an apparent conflict Brad Clark ECS 5.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Sam Merulla Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 5.1 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - My wife and I own rental properties Sam Merulla ECS 5.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 61 KB)
Ester Pauls Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 5.1 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - I own a rental property in the City of Hamilton Ester Pauls ECS 5.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 60 KB)
Ester Pauls Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 5.2 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - I own a rental property in the City of Hamilton Ester Pauls ECS 5.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 61 KB)
Sam Merulla Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 5.2 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - My wife and I own rental properties Sam Merulla ECS 5.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 62 KB)
Brad Clark Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 10.1 Correspondence from the Hamilton and District Apartment Association (HDAA) in relation to the  Tenant Defence Fund - While I had previously supported the Tenant Defence Fund (TDF), given that a former client has entered the conversation, I will declare an apparent conflict Brad Clark ECS 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 52 KB)
Ester Pauls Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 10.1 Tenant Defence Fund - I own a rental property in the City of Hamilton Esther Pauls ECS 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 48 KB)
Sam Merulla Emergency & Community Services Committee March 21, 2019 10.1 Tenant Defence Fund - My wife and I own rental properties Sam Merulla ECS 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 81 KB)

Development Charges Stakeholders Sub-committee

Name Meeting Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Maureen Wilson Development Charges Stakeholder March 25, 2019 10.1 I was advised by the City's Integrity Commissioner that I may have a conflict as it pertains to the exemption being considered by affordable housing. Maureen Wilson Development Charges Stakeholder 10.5 Declaration Form (PDF, 55 KB)

Selection Committee

Name Meeting Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Brad Clark Selection Committee April 23, 2019   HCA Selection Interviews - sitting member on Board of Directors Friends of Eramosa Karst (FOTEK) as such I declare an indirect interest as two candidates sit on FOTEK Board Brad Clark HCA Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 82 KB)
Brad Clark Selection Committee April 23, 2019   City Housing Interviews - Interviews for City Housing - Previous professional relationship with Habitat for Humanity as a former client Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 63 KB)
Sam Merulla Selection Committee April 8, 2019 4.1

Interviews - Rental Housing - My wife and I are landlords

Sam Merulla Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 52.7 KB)
Maria Pearson Selection Committee April 8, 2019 4.1 Rental Housing - I am a landlord and own rental houses Maria Pearson Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF,46.5 KB)
Brad Clark Selection Committee April 8, 2019 4.1 Rental Housing Committee - Former professional business relationship with HDAA as author of white paper on legalization of rental housing Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 68.4 KB)
Brad Clark Selection Committee March 28, 2019   Interviews - Rental Housing Sub-Committee - Licencing of rental housing as sub-committee will be addressing this issue - I do not have a pecuniary interest, however, I have a former professional relationship with Hamilton and District Apartment Association as a former client, there exists an apparent or indirect interest under common law.  Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 50 KB)
Brad Clark Selection Committee March 28, 2019   Dev Charge Committee - Appointing to Dev chair committee - Sean Ferris Ed, Habitat for Humanity was a former professional relationship as client, as such I have apparent conflict under common law Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form 2 (PDF, 63 KB)
Sam Merulla Selection Committee March 28, 2019   Rental Housing - Rental Housing Interviews - My wife and I are landlords Sam Merulla Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 65 KB)
Maria Pearson Selection Committee Interviews March 28, 2019   Rental Housing Sub-Committee Applicants - these committee interviews - I am a landlord and own rental properties. Maria Pearson Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 51 KB)

Rental Housing Sub-Committee

Name Meeting Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Ester Pauls Rental Housing Sub-Committee April 24, 2019 10.1   Esther Pauls Rental Sub-Committee 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)