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Town of Amherstburg

November 20, 201520 November 2015

The Ombudsman reviewed a closed meeting held by council for the Town of Amherstburg to discuss details of complaints by named municipal staff against other staff members.  The meeting relied on the personal matters exception. The complaints included allegations of harassment and health and safety concerns. The Ombudsman found that the information discussed went beyond the staff members’ professional duties and included personal concerns about their work environment. Therefore, the discussion fit within the personal matters exception. 

United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria

September 07, 201207 September 2012

The Ombudsman reviewed a closed meeting held by council for the United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria to discuss a harassment complaint filed by the clerk. The meeting was closed under the litigation or potential litigation exception. The Ombudsman found that the discussion fit within the litigation or potential litigation exception because council discussed whether to initiate legal proceedings related to the harassment complaint.