Councillor thanks his constituents for their support - makes no mention of his conflict issues

By Pepper Parr

November 17th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

OPINION

I don’t know the kind of thinking that is behind a statement like this – sent out by Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith, the day after he was sworn in as a City Councillor for Ward 1.

Councillor Kelvin Galbraith being sworn in for his second term of office

I would like to thank all of those who supported me in the most recent election and I look forward to serving you all again for the next 4 years. The past 4 months was a great opportunity to touch base with as many Ward 1 constituents as possible. Door knocking and face to face conversations are the most effective form of communication with people on the issues that face our community and how the city may resolve them. I really enjoyed making many new connections and look forward to seeing you all at future events and public meetings as they return after a few years of pandemic restrictions limiting all social events.

No mention whatsoever about the issue currently before the Integrity Commissioner. The details of the meeting Galbraith had with the Integrity Commissioner in March of this year are public knowledge.

Galbraith supplied them to a resident who pressed him for several months for more information on what many believed was a conflict of interest on the part of Galbraith.

The Gazette is aware of one complaint that has been filed and a second that is being completed.

The Integrity Commissioner has said that his office requires six to ten weeks to complete an investigation before he can make report to Council and make a recommendation.

Does Kelvin Galbraith think that he just has to wait it out until there is a report from the Integrity Commissioner and once council has it that they will ignore any recommendation ?

This is a very unhealthy situation for a council that has just begun its second term of office.

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