CONFLICT OF INTEREST – THE CHIEF AND COUNCIL OF A FIRST NATION
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 you should do when think that you have a conflict of interest?
- If a fellow Councillor 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?
Some Additional Information:
- A conflict of interest occurs when a Chief or a Councillor’s personal interests, or the interests of a family member, friend, or fellow Councillor may or may not appear to be in conflict with their role as a member of the Chief and Council.
- Conflicts of interest can pose significant challenges to many First Nation, as it is not unusual for a decision of the Chief 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.
Who should attend this Seminar?
- The Chief/ and his/her Council.