May 23, 2009

23 May 2009

Township of Baldwin - “Into the Light”

The Ombudsman found Baldwin Township council contravened the open meeting requirements of the Municipal Act in July 2008 and recommended several changes to its practices and procedure by-law.

April 3, 2009

3 April 2009

Township of Enniskillen - “Being More Open About Closed Sessions”

The Ombudsman found that the Township of Enniskillen council considered a land acquisition in closed session, which is permitted, but the resolution authorizing the closed meeting was vague and other topics were discussed that could not legally be dealt with in a closed meeting.

March 23, 2009

23 March 2009

City of Oshawa

The Ombudsman found an Oshawa council committee improperly met behind closed doors in May 2008 in an “education and training” session with representatives of a recycling company that had been the subject of odour complaints. 

February 6, 2009

6 February 2009

Township of Nipissing

The Ombudsman found that Nipissing Township council improperly held a closed meeting on April 25, 2008.

January 30, 2009

30 January 2009

Township of Emo - “Municipal Government By Stealth”

On April 21, 2008, my Office received a complaint about a closed meeting held by the council of the Township of Emo on April 8, 2008. The complainant alleged that after the adjournment of the regular meeting of council on that date, council held an unauthorized in-camera meeting with members of the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir Inc. (Abattoir Inc.) to discuss matters related to the abattoir project planned for the Township.