The Ombudsman found that the City of Greater Sudbury did not contravene the open meeting requirements during meetings on October 3 and 12, November 9, and December 14, 2011, during which a personal matter related to an identifiable individual was discussed. However, he did strongly criticize council members for their reluctance to co-operate with the investigative process.

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There has been some public discussion and speculation in the City of Greater Sudbury over the policies and procedures of the Office with regards to closed meetings. The Ombudsman sent Sudbury City Council a letter offering to meet with council members to clarify and answer any questions. Read the full letter here 

On December 11, 2012, he visited Sudbury to present to Council. Watch the full video: