The Ombudsman found that Council for the Town of Amherstburg did not violate the Municipal Act, 2001 when it held an emergency closed meeting on October 21, 2013. The meeting, discussing staff retention and reorganization, was permitted under the "personal matters about an identifiable individual" and the "labour relations and employee negotiations" exceptions to the open meeting requirements, and Council otherwise complied with the procedural requirements of the Act and the Town by-laws.

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