Pecuniary Interest Registry
Bill 68, the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 received Royal Assent on May 30, 2017 and made approximately 43 pages of amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCIA), and the Municipal Elections Act (MEA), as well as approximately 12 other pieces of legislation.
The MCIA was amended to require a member of Council who has declared a pecuniary interest to file a written statement of the interest and its general nature with the Clerk. The municipality must establish and maintain a registry of each statement filed and each declaration recorded by March 1, 2020. The registry shall be available for public inspection.