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.
Chrystia Freeland is in a conflict of interest. While serving as a member of Parliament of Canada Chrystia Freeland became and continues to be an active member of the Board of Trustees for the World Economic Forum.
“Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 25 January 2019 – The World Economic Forum announces that Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, … join its Board of Trustees.”
“The Board of Trustees serves as the guardian of the World Economic Forum’s mission and values” World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum’s current and ongoing mission is to use COVID-19 to launch the Great Reset initiative, World Economic Forum (WEF) missions included obtaining funds for cash strapped Germany to sponsor the coordinated COVID-19 biological attack. Government of Canada financial reporting provides evidence WEF obtained COVID-19 biological attack funding for Germany from WEF Board of Trustees member MP and Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland. Information supporting the reasonable suspicion provided in September 18, 2021 posted PRESS Core article. Excerpt,
“The Department of Finance Canada announced today that Canada’s official international reserves increased by an amount equivalent to US$1,175 million during January to US$86,472 million. This was driven by reserves management funding operations (US$566 million). … Notes. During January, Canada issued a 5-year US$3 billion global bond” Government of Canada’s “Official International Reserves – February 5, 2020”
As of January 2, 2022 , the German founded and lead World Economic Forum still lists Canadian MP Chrystia Freeland as an active member of its Board of Trustees.
Similar to a board of directors, board of trustees play a strong role in governance, tasked with strategic planning and providing oversight and accountability for the organization. … The board of trustees’ primary responsibility is to uphold their fiduciary duties.
Being an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Board of Trustees isn’t just a conflict of interest offence her actions is a criminal offence – Breach of trust by public officer.
Regardless of whether specific rules of government ethics have been adopted, public officials have a broad fiduciary duty to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is faithful to the public trust that has been reposed in them.
Even if no ethics code has been adopted, or if no code provision is on point, public officials must act in a manner that comports with their common law fiduciary-duty obligations.
Breach of trust by public officer
122 Every official who, in connection with the duties of their office, commits fraud or a breach of trust, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person, is guilty of
(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or
(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
A “breach of trust” can include “any breach of the appropriate standard of responsibility and conduct demanded of the accused by the nature of his office as a senior civil servant of the Crown.”
Chrystia Freeland becoming and continuing to be an active member of the Board of Trustees for the World Economic Forum, is contrary to the duties imposed upon her as a member of Parliament (MP).
There is be a marked departure from the standard expected from the public official, MP Chrystia Freeland.