The Ombudsman found an Oshawa council committee improperly met behind closed doors in May 2008 in an “education and training” session with representatives of a recycling company that had been the subject of odour complaints.

The municipal meeting investigation also sparked a SORT investigation into the City of Oshawa’s refusal to co-operate with the Ombudsman’s Office.

Report: The ABCs of Education and Training – March 23, 2009

Ombudsman to investigate closed meetings in Oshawa: Press Release, May 23, 2008

SORT Report: Pirating Our Property

Ontario Ombudsman censures Oshawa for “pirating” report: Press Release, April 27, 2009