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19 Disclosure of interests at commission board meetings

(1) This section applies to a commissioner if—

(a) the commissioner or a close relative of the commissioner has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered, or about to be considered, at a commission board meeting; and
(b) the interest could conflict with the proper performance of the commissioner's functions for the matter.

(2) As soon as practicable after the relevant facts come to the commissioner's knowledge, the commissioner must disclose the nature of the interest to the other commissioners at the meeting.

(3) The commissioner may further participate in the meeting only if a majority of the other commissioners at the meeting vote in favour of the commissioner's further participation in the meeting.

(4) However, the commissioner can not participate in any vote on the matter at the meeting.

(5) A disclosure under subsection (2) must be recorded in the meeting's minutes.

(6) A failure to make a disclosure under subsection (2) does not, of itself, invalidate a commission decision.

(7) In this section—

close relative, of a commissioner, means the commissioner's—

(a) spouse; or
(b) parent or grandparent; or
(c) brother or sister; or
(d) child or grandchild.

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