Township of Springwater

Township of Springwater

July 12, 2019

12 July, 2019

The Ombudsman received a complaint regarding a closed special meeting held on April 29, 2019. Council closed the meeting to the public to discuss a legal letter.

The Ombudsman received a complaint regarding a closed special meeting held on April 29, 2019. Council closed the meeting to the public to discuss a legal letter. The complaint alleged that council’s discussion during that closed session did not fit within the "litigation or potential litigation" closed meeting exception in the Municipal Act, 2001. The Office’s review determined that council considered litigation or potential litigation against a named individual during the closed session. The review also determined that council discussed personal matters about an identifiable individual, another exception in the Act.

Read the letter (accessible PDF)