So, Now You've Been Elected
- Now That you Have Been Elected - Getting Started
- Roles, Council and Administration
- Responsibilities and Conflict of Interest Guidelines
- Oath of Office and then to Work - Meetings
- Conflict of Interest
- The Municipal Administration
- Council's Policies - The Manual
- Dollars and Sense - Finances
- The Rest of the Story - Assessment, Taxes and Grants
- The ABC's of Land Use Planning and Development
- Municipal Collaboration and Mediation
- Economic Development
- Ready, Set, Go
- Additional Resources
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.