Municipality of Temagami

Municipality of Temagami

May 16, 2019

16 May, 2019

The Ombudsman received a complaint regarding the January 10 and March 28, 2019 closed meetings of council for the Municipality of Temagami. The complaint alleged that the municipality did not provide proper notice for the January 10 and March 28 closed sessions and that council failed to immediately report back regarding its closed session discussion on January 10. The complaint also raised concerns that councillors had informally discussed a matter in private prior to the council meeting. Our review identified administrative issues with the meeting notice provided for the January 10 and March 28, 2019 closed meetings. The municipality acknowledged these errors and has already taken steps to improve its processes. Our review did not find evidence that council contravened the Municipal Act’s open meeting provisions through an informal discussion and did not identify concerns with the municipality’s reporting back practices.

The Ombudsman received a complaint regarding the January 10 and March 28, 2019 closed meetings of council for the Municipality of Temagami. The complaint alleged that the municipality did not provide proper notice for the January 10 and March 28 closed sessions and that council failed to immediately report back regarding its closed session discussion on January 10. The complaint also raised concerns that councillors had informally discussed a matter in private prior to the council meeting. Our review identified administrative issues with the meeting notice provided for the January 10 and March 28, 2019 closed meetings. The municipality acknowledged these errors and has already taken steps to improve its processes. Our review did not find evidence that council contravened the Municipal Act’s open meeting provisions through an informal discussion and did not identify concerns with the municipality’s reporting back practices.

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