Town of Orangeville

Town of Orangeville

February 24, 2014

24 February, 2014

The Ombudsman determined that Council's September 9, 2013 closed meeting discussion with the owner of a local sports bar about the terms of a lease agreement violated the Municipal Act.

The Ombudsman determined that Council's September 9, 2013 closed meeting discussion with the owner of a local sports bar about the terms of a lease agreement violated the Municipal Act as the meeting was closed under the "litigation or potential litigation" exception but inclusion of the third party at the meeting waived any litigation privilege that applied and also disqualified the discussion from falling under the "acquisition or disposition of land" exception.

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