The Ombudsman found that a gathering of four of the nine Niagara District Airport Commission members and four of thirteen St. Catharines Council members on December 9, 2012, was not a "meeting" for the purposes of the open meeting requirements. However, the Ombudsman suggested that the Commission may want to consider a more open and transparent approach to such gatherings in future (where practicable) in order to avoid public speculation. 

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