Response to conflict of interest claim

This is just a clarification in response to the letter to the editor by Merrilee Harker.

Dear Editor,

This is just a clarification in response to the letter to the editor by Merrilee Harker. I no longer represent the Town of Ponoka employees; that piece of my servicing assignment has been given to another staff member of AUPE.

I do not sit in on any discussions regarding their contract negotiations or have any input into them.

When these issues arise, I excuse myself and the matter is dealt with by the remaining members of council.

I do not have any dealings between the AUPE and the Town. I am very clear on what constitutes a conflict of interest and I will not put myself in that position.

Tim Falkiner