City of Pickering

City of Pickering

September 23, 2020

23 September, 2020

The Ombudsman received a complaint about a closed meeting held by council for the City of Pickering on August 10, 2020.

The Ombudsman received a complaint about a closed meeting held by council for the City of Pickering on August 10, 2020. The complaint alleged that portions of council’s discussion did not fit within the closed meeting exceptions in the Municipal Act, 2001. The Ombudsman’s review found that council’s discussion related to the purchase of land was permissible under the acquisition or disposition of land exception (s. 239(2)(c) and that the discussion regarding ongoing negotiations was permissible under the plans and instructions for negotiations exceptions (s. 239(2)(k).

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