Summaries List


City of Hamilton

November 16, 202316 November 2023

The City of Hamilton provided the Ombudsman with the recording of an electronic committee meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee. The municipality subsequently permanently deleted the recording while the Ombudsman’s review was ongoing. The Ombudsman clarified that municipalities have an obligation to preserve evidence that is the subject of a review or investigation by the Ombudsman’s Office.