An apparent conflict of interest exists when there is a reasonable apprehension, which reasonably well-informed persons could properly have, that a conflict of interest exists.
Conflict of Interest Act (S.C. 2006, c. 9, s. 2)
15 (1) No reporting public office holder (Chrystia Freeland) shall, except as required in the exercise of his or her official powers, duties and functions,
(c) continue as, or become, a director or officer in a corporation or an organization.
A board of trustees is a group who handles the rules and “finances of a non-profit organization. Chrystia Freeland became and continues to be a trustee for the World Economic Forum and Trustee of the Aspen Institute Kyiv.
The Aspen Institute & the World Economic Forum both updated their websites regarding the profile of their Board of Trustees member Chrystia Freeland to include Minister of Finance. Websites updates provides irrefutable evidence that her holding office is current & is therefore an overt violation of the Conflict of Interest Act.