June 06, 201606 June 2016
The Ombudsman reviewed a closed meeting held by council-in-committee for the County of Norfolk to discuss an application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The meeting was closed under the litigation or potential litigation exception. At the time of the meeting, a tentative settlement had been reached in the matter but had not yet been approved by council. The Ombudsman found that the discussion was about an ongoing litigation matter before an administrative tribunal. Therefore, the discussion fit within the litigation or potential litigation exception.