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Ombudsman Investigates Closed Session Meeting in St. Catharines

Feb 21, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

According to the Ontario Ombudsman, St. Catharines City Council violated the Municipal Act when they conducted a closed session meeting over the summer.

The discussions they had on June 25th centred around a proposed Government Relations Advisor position.

Paul Dube says these talks did not fall under the labour relations or negotiation exceptions.

He has made a few recommendations; which include having all resolutions proceed in-camera while providing a general description of the issue and to keep complete record of all open and closed meetings.

You can read Dube's report online here.