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Closed Meeting Investigator

Municipal Councils must conduct business only at meetings that are open to the public but there are some exceptions where we have closed meetings.

Members of the public have the right to complain if they feel the Municipality held a closed meeting that did not follow the rules/ exemptions listed in the Municipal Act, 2001, Section 239.2 (1) or with any procedure By-laws under Subsection 238 (2).

The Ontario Ombudsman is the closed meeting investigator for the Town of Goderich. His duties include:

  • Conducting an investigation when he receives a complaint about a meeting or part of a meeting that is closed to the public
  • Determine whether the meeting complied with the Municipal Act/Municipal Procedure By-law
  • Report the results of the investigation

How to submit a complaint

Any corporation or member of the public can submit a complaint to the investigator about a meeting or part of a meeting that is closed to the public. Complaints are always confidential. Please visit the website of the Ontario Ombudsman for more information about how to submit a complaint.

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Goderich Town Hall: 57 West Street, Goderich, ON N7A 2K5, Phone: 519-524-8344, Email: townhall@goderich.ca
Tourism Goderich: Phone: 519-524-6600, Toll-Free: 1-800-280-7637, Email: tourism@goderich.ca

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