- While the council members had conflicts of interest in the matters before council, and did
not take the steps required to deal with the conflicts, we did not find any evidence that they
did so maliciously or with any intent to deceive ratepayers.
- We found that these council members were not fully aware that the conflicts of interest rules
set out in The Municipalities Act applied to situations like these. Nor did they fully
understand the RM’s own Procedures Bylaw, or the requirements that they not participate in
these types of decisions, as set out it the RM’s Gravel Testing Policy. Their response to our
draft report confirmed this.