The Council of the Township of Carling makes every effort to ensure openness and transparent governance. The Township strives to maintain an effective balance between protecting the privacy of individuals but being as open about Council decisions as possible to maintain public confidence and trust.
Under Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001, any individual may request an investigation be undertaken to determine whether a municipality or local board has complied with the Municipal Act, or its Procedure By-law in respect of a meeting or part of a meeting that was closed to the public. Upon receiving a complaint, the Township’s Ombudsman will conduct an investigation to determine if topics discussed during Closed Session meetings of Township Council and its Committees were in violation.
When can a closed meeting take place?
Section 239 of the Municipal Act allows closed meetings to take place to discuss topics under the following circumstances: