Township of Wollaston

Township of Wollaston

May 24, 2019

24 May, 2019

We received a complaint that council for Wollaston Township did not provide enough information to the public before closing meetings on December 3, 2018 and January 7, 2019, and that council should have used the exception for labour relations instead of the exception for personal matters. The Ombudsman found that, while the discussions did fit within the exception for labour relations and employee negotiations, the exception for personal matters also applied. The Ombudsman also found that the township failed to provide, in the resolutions to close the meetings, the general nature of the subject to be discussed. Nonetheless, he commended the township for audio recording its closed meetings and for reporting back to the public after each of the closed sessions.

We received a complaint that council for Wollaston Township did not provide enough information to the public before closing meetings on December 3, 2018 and January 7, 2019, and that council should have used the exception for labour relations instead of the exception for personal matters. The Ombudsman found that, while the discussions did fit within the exception for labour relations and employee negotiations, the exception for personal matters also applied. The Ombudsman also found that the township failed to provide, in the resolutions to close the meetings, the general nature of the subject to be discussed. Nonetheless, he commended the township for audio recording its closed meetings and for reporting back to the public after each of the closed sessions.

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