CFN – It’s looking like the “developer” Cornwall Ontario Waterfront Development Committee VP Guy Menard was referring to was his tenant Roy Perkins who sits with him on this committee.
Documents received today by CFN; minutes from 2011 clearly show Conflict of interest issues and full knowledge of the committee and two of the City Lay Committee members, Councilors Glen Grant and Denis Thibault.
Ms Cassidy’s denial over the non disclosure of the fiduciary relationship between Mr. Perkins and Mr. Menard, but as these documents below show she chaired meetings covering the push by Mr. Perkins to get a condo developed in a public park; possible to members of the committees benefit and certainly at the expense of the citizens of Cornwall Ontario.
Now that seems benign enough. Red flaggish yes, but let’s look at the next document.
Mr. Perkins moved that the minutes from the first documents meeting be accepted…..
Now this document is outright scary. At this point if you’re sitting on this committee how on earth can you remain silent unless you’re part of this stunt?
He felt that since the term of this committee is for 4 years, the committee must move quickly if they wish to do something within those 4 years.
Holy Gilles Latour!
Roy Perkins further advised that he felt that the Committee has to review the Waterfront Land Development Plan to see if it matches the direction that the committee wishes to go.
Holy Gilles Latour! So the committee had decided this was the way to go?
Keitha Fisher advised that she felt that people’s perceptions change over time; i.e. what was a priority to them then may not be one now.
How did that work out at the Waterfront meetings Tuesday Ms Fisher?
Do you see a trend here? Roy Perkins is doing an awful lot of advising. Is Roy Perkins really that smart that this group would want that much of his advice? Have any of you ever talked with Roy Perkins?
Roy Perkins advised that he would like to move forward with the development of a process that the Committee would have to follow to see if it would be feasible to develop the lands east of the Civic Complex to present to Council and that the members of the Waterfront Development Committee should present for support.
Holy Gilles Latour! There’s that Roy Perkins doing his advising thing again!
Conflict of interest? Even one of the attendees of the public consultation nailed it down.
In this next video where lawyer Etienne St. Aubin called for the committee to resign Pat Finucan calls himself “neutral” and suggests that the committee members had the best of intentions. But my question would be best of intentions for whom? For the people of Cornwall? No, the evidence certainly isn’t pointing to that.
Your Lay Committee is headed by Mayor Bob Kilger; the man Mr. Finucan appeared in three videos for during the Mayor’s re-election campaign. LINK
Members include waterfront committee members & City councilors Glen Grant & Denis Thibault.
At this point it certainly seems clear that this committee needs to be recused. Lovely word that; recuse.
tr.v. re·cused, re·cus·ing, re·cus·es
To disqualify or seek to disqualify from participation in a decision on grounds such as prejudice or personal involvement.