In reviewing a complaint about closed meetings of Council held in December 2013, March and April 2014, the Ombudsman determined that the December gathering complained of did not constitute a "meeting" under the Municipal Act, 2001.  However, an illegal meeting was held on March 26, 2014, when Council exercised its authority through the serial attendance of councillors at the Township office to approve a resolution.  In addition, the April closed meetings were permissible under the "personal matters" and "solicitor-client" privilege exceptions.  A number of procedural recommendations were also made.  

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