Loyalist Township

Loyalist Township

December 6, 2021

6 December 2021

The Ombudsman received a complaint alleging that council for Loyalist Township improperly held a closed session on May 3, 2021, when a council member conducted a series of individual phone calls with other council members ahead of a committee meeting concerning a grant policy.

The Ombudsman received a complaint alleging that council for Loyalist Township improperly held a closed session on May 3, 2021, when a council member conducted a series of individual phone calls with other council members ahead of a committee meeting concerning a grant policy. The complainant was concerned that these phone calls constituted an illegal meeting under the Municipal Act, 2001. The Ombudsman found that the individual phone calls did not contravene the Act because the council member was merely inquiring about other members’ positions and did not materially advance council business or decision-making.

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