Murray Levine, a Dorval resident, was forcibly removed by police from the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough council meeting Monday night. During question period, Levine asked Mayor Monique Worth if she knew the meaning of the term “fiduciary obligations” and what that entailed. He was referring to council members attending charity events using public funds. Levine had raised this issue at a previous council meeting.
“A month ago, Worth attempted to justify the practice and advised that the members of council attending purchased items at the auctions that some of these events have. It is no secret that at such auctions purchasers receive great deals. The point is that the public is paying so that members of council can attend such events and instead of a charity netting 100 per cent they net less than 100 per cent. If Pierrefonds is to contribute to charity then 100 per cent of the money should go to the charity and not 50 per cent back to member(s) of the council in the form of food/entertainment.,” he said.
He told the council the meaning of fiduciary obligations is to spend public funds in the best interest of the public, not the people in power. As he kept pushing for more answers from the council after his allotted question time was up, he was forcibly removed by the policeman on location.