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Casino siting sparks conflict allegations for Wasaga mayor, councillor

In Council Watch
Jan 25th, 2019
Nina Bifolchi

by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun

Wasaga Beach’s mayor is on the defensive after allegations that one of the potential locations for a casino could put her in a conflict of interest.

Mayor Nina Bifolchi opened council’s Jan. 22 meeting of the committee of the whole with a “transparency disclosure,” addressing comments that a property owned by her parents’ company was close to a property off Highway 26 that’s been identified as one of five locations in town for Gateway Casino & Entertainment’s gaming facility.

She said she had spoken with the town’s integrity commissioner on Friday about the issue and was told she did not have a conflict. On Monday, she was informed a formal complaint had been filed, but as of Tuesday, she did not yet know the substance of the complaint.

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