Conflict of Interest

Alberta's municipal councillors have a strong record of public service to their communities. As a public servant, you are responsible for upholding the public interest ahead of any private interest you may have.

Membership on council is a position of public trust. The MGA describes pecuniary interest and set out the procedure you must follow if a matter you have a pecuniary interest comes up at a meeting in which you are participating as a member of council. Failure to follow these rules can lead to disqualification.

Please read Part 5 of the Municipal Government Act to learn what is expected of you and the publication "Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Pecuniary Interest for Municipal Councillors" . Consult your solicitor for advice on specific situations.