Can you spell CONFLICT OF INTEREST?
Yes, I thought you could.
"Friends of Community Schools, founded by Mr. Bolton in 1996, is one of
dozens of charitable groups that has received money from a provincially
funded program operated by the TDSB, according to documents obtained by
The Globe. Mr. Bolton did not officially declare his potential conflict
"Mr. Bolton stepped down as a trustee of Friends of Community Schools in
December, 2010, when he became chairman of the TDSB. He maintains close
ties to Friends of Community Schools through his live-in partner, Terry
Ross, chairman and president of the charity. The couple’s Toronto
residence is listed as the charity’s address."
"Mr. Bolton said he resigned from the charity when he became chair of the
TDSB to distance himself from it. He said the TDSB has known about his
involvement with the charity, which has contributed more than $600,000
to school– and community-based programs since its inception."
If any accounting-minded folks want to take a peek through the web site to see if they can spot anything stinky, their page on the CRA web site is right here.