Meet the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’ new CAO!!??? David Barrick

Posted by Doug Draper on Niagara At Large

December 13th, 2018

David Barrick

Niagara’s new Regional Council was in session this December 13th, discussing how appointments to the board of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) should be done in the future, when a few of us attending the session discovered a story that had just popped up on the internet.

“Barrick fired by NPCA, rehired, appointed as CAO – Former Port Colborne councillor’s hiring subject of Auditor General’s report earlier this year,” read the headline in the St. Catharines Standard story.

Fired, then rehired and appointed CAO?

Under whose authority?

 Members of the new interim NPCA board – 12 recently sworn in regional councillors and mayors in Niagara – were appointed by the Region’s new council this past December 6th – effective “immediately”

So how does Barrick become the NPCA’s new CAO?

On whose authority does he receive this high-priced public service job. Will there every be anything that comes close to openness and public accountatiblility at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority or. Or is this kind of nonsense going to go on until the public gets so sick and tired of this agency that people will be pressing to have the whole damn thing shut down.

Niagara At Large will have more on this later. Stay tuned.

To read the story in The Standard on this shocking new development, click on –

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2 responses to “Meet the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’ new CAO!!??? David Barrick

  1. Am I the only one hearing circus music?


  2. Change at the Niagara Region! There are simply no words to describe it- NPCA. The only solution is a public petition with signatures from the entire Region to the Premier, Ontario Legislature to dissolve and eliminate the NPCA- beyond rehabilitation.


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