City of Brampton Issues Apology To Former Chief Administrative Officer David Barrick

David Barrick – a former Niagara Regional Councillor and NPCA Executive  – Was a Highly Controversial Figure in Niagara Up to His Departure from the Area in Early 2019

A News Release from the City of Brampton, Ontario

Posted February 3rd, 2023 on Niagara At Large

A Brief Note from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large –

Many in Niagara may remember David Barrick, a Niagara regional councillor for the City of Port Coborne and member of what commonly became know as a “cabal’ at the Region under former Niagara Regional Chair Al Caslin up to the fall of 2018 when a municipal election brought sweeping changes around the council table.

Shortly before his dparture as the “interum” CAO at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority in early 2019, here is David Barrick at left with then NPCA board chair David Bylsma. File image.

Outside an NPCA board meeting in early 2019., some Niagara residents make it clear they want David Barrick to leave. File photo by Doug Draper

Before going to Brampton to serve as that city’s chief administrative officer in 1019 under the leadership of that city’s mayor, Patrick Brown, Barrick was also a controversial administrator at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority at a time when many citizens across the Niagara expressed concern that the NPCA had been steered away from its long-time mission as a green steward for our natural heritage.

Barrick’s performance in Brampton soon raised concern and controversy there and right  up to his ejection a year ago last March from the city’s CAO job.

And now, here is he following news release from the City of Brampton. Niagara At Large will post more on this story as it unfolds.

The City of Brampton’s News Release –

The City unreservedly apologizes to Mr. Barrick for the unfounded investigations and associated confidentiality and personal privacy breaches he experienced during his tenure with the City.

David Barrick, as many remember him, in Niagara.

The result of the independent third party investigations exonerated Mr. Barrick and confirmed he was in full compliance with the City’s policies, procedures, and all Bylaws.

The City appreciates Mr. Barrick’s unwavering professionalism and fulsome cooperation during those processes.

The City of Brampton apologizes for the events that occurred leading up to and following Mr. Barrick’s departure from the City and regrets the reputational harm Mr. Barrick has experienced as a result.

The City would like to reiterate its gratitude to Mr. Barrick for his delivery of unprecedented investments in Brampton, and his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, during which time the City was independently recognized by Forbes and Macleans as one of Canada’s Top Employers and Canada’s Best Communities.

The City would welcome David back in a suitable position but he has decided to engage in other opportunities. As such, the City offers its best wishes for his future success.

To read some related posts on this issue, click on –

Official Statement: NPCA ANNOUNCES DAVID BARRICK AS INTERIM CAO | Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

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