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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Collingwood Judicial Inquiry

Collingwood | by Ian MacLennan  
Questions raised about conflict of interest regarding two recreation facilities.

The first day of the next phase of the Collingwood Judicial Inquiry touched on whether there may have been any conflict to do with two town recreation facilities.

This part of the inquiry is looking into the process to purchase domes to cover the arena at Central Park and the pool at Heritage Park with the 14 million dollars from the sale of half of the town's electric utility, Collus, to PowerStream.

The first witness, Abby Stec, testified that she worked as a consultant with Paul Bonwick who is the brother of then Mayor Sandra Cooper.

She told the inquiry on Wednesday that she feels Bonwick operated under another company name, Green Leaf, instead of his PR firm Compenso to avoid perceived conflict.

Stec adds that if she was as confident as she is now she would have said something to Paul Bonwick at the time.

The inquiry is scheduled to continue to the end of October.

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