EMSB refers Spiridigliozzi case to ethics commissioner
The board of commissioners at the English Montreal School Board voted last night to refer the case of Dominic Spiridigliozzi to its ethics commissioner.
The ex-chairman of the EMSB recently pleaded guilty to misrepresentation as an insurance broker.
Spiridigliozzi, his colleague and their company pleaded guilty to a total of 21 charges related to operating as damage insurance brokers without the proper permit for a total of $63,000 in fines. The AMF also claimed Spiridigliozzi hindered their investigation by trying to influence witnesses.
EMSB chairperson Angela Mancini said while it would be morally and ethically Spiridigliozzi's decision to step down or not, it's important for the ethics commissioner to weigh in on the issue.
"As public officials, sometimes what we do in our lives overall has effects on whether or not people trust what we do and I think that's one of the concerns that many of us have," Mancini told CJAD 800 News.
The ethics commissioner can recommend a suspension or a reprimand, or decide it's not within their jurisdiction or that the code of ethics was not breached, and that decision can take about 90 days.
Spiridigliozzi and his supporters have butted heads with Mancini and her supporters on the board in the past. Spiridigliozzi is the EMSB commissioner representing St. Leonard.