Ombudsman Ontario

Ombudsman Ontario

November 30, 2007 12:50 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY-Ontario Ombudsman to Address Fort Erie Council

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2007) - Andre Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario, will address the Fort Erie Council and respond to their questions about the new provisions of the Municipal Act which come into force on January 1, 2008. The changes allow the public to complain about closed-door meetings of municipal councils, boards and committees. If a municipality does not appoint its own independent investigator for such complaints, they will go to the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman was invited by Fort Erie Council to explain how his Office will handle complaints and investigations concerning in-camera meetings. The municipality has yet to decide whether it will appoint its own investigator or refer complaints to the Ombudsman.

When: Monday, December 3, 2007

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Centre, 1 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie

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