Former Brampton city manager responds to apology


Published February 7, 2023 at 1:08 pm

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Former Brampton Chief Administrative Officer David Barrick has responded to an apology from the city.

Barrick was hired in October 2019 and then suddenly replaced in a special council meeting on Feb. 11, 2022.

In February of 2022, councillors boycotted meetings and then unanimously appointed new CAO Paul Morrison as the interim CAO. A city director said she was fired, accusing Barrick and others of misconduct.

But last week the city back-tracked and unreservedly apologized to Barrick for the unfounded investigations and associated confidentiality and personal privacy breaches he experienced.

Barrick issued a statement today (Feb. 7) in response to the apology.

He emphasized that his gratitude is not just for the apology, but also for the many residents whose support sustained him during the difficult months following the false allegations.

“It takes a great deal of character for a person to apologize, not to mention humility,” said Barrick.

“These characteristics are even rarer among institutions. It does not surprise me that Brampton is the place you would find people with the courage to embrace the truth, bravely and sincerely. I am appreciative of the public acknowledgement of the truth and the restoration of my reputation, which has always been founded upon the improvements I was able to achieve for the City of Brampton and its residents.”

The City of Brampton said they would welcome Barrick back in a suitable position but he has moved on.

In November, Marlon Kallideen was appointed as the permanent Chief Administrative Officer.

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