CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Those in attendance will learn:

  • What is a conflict of interest?
    • What is a pecuniary interest?
    • What is indirect pecuniary interest?
    • What is a non-pecuniary interest?
  • What should you do when you think that you have a conflict of interest?
  • If a fellow Director has a conflict of interest, how should you approach him/her?
  • How should you respond when you are asked about whether or not you have a conflict of interest?
  • Why is it important to avoid conflicts of interest?
Conflict of Interest

Some Additional Information:

  •  A conflict of interest occurs when a Director’s personal interests, or the interests of a family member, friend, or fellow Director may or may not appear to be in conflict with their role on the Board of Directors.
  • Conflicts of interest can pose significant challenges to many Metis Nation, as it is not unusual for a decision of the President and Council to potentially impact a family member or friend.
  • IF you are ever unsure as to whether or not you have a conflict of interest, seek legal advice immediately. The alternative could be very costly and time consuming.
Conflict of Interest