Public’s Right to know? Council’s desire to hide?
The Township of South Glengarry, and its officers, Mayor lan Mcleod, Deputy Mayor Frank Prevost, Councillors Lyle Warden, Trevor Bougie, Bill McKenzie, and CAO Bryan Brown say they can deny access, and they have! In part by this policy ROUTINE DISCLOSURE
Routine disclosure is what they may feel like providing you if you PAY them via MFIPPA – it says NOTHING about what they MUST provide.
So can they deny you and yours (and me) access to their statements on remuneration and expenses?
Why not The Ontario Municipal Act? S 284(1) : or (3) local board members ?
S 284 (4) Despite the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, statements provided under subsections (1) and (3) are public records.
Has the South Glengarry Township spent more than $20,000.00 to hide remunertion and expenses? is that why they want you to pay them, to recover costs?
-by manipulating and conflating MFIPPA to deny access to information?
Are they ALL hiding something? Is it a Conspiracy? is it Malvestation?
Maybe they just need a reminder? “That said it is valuable for the defendant and other municipal corporations to be reminded of the need to respect procedure and transparency.” Stated at paragraph , in Lindhorst v. Cornwall, 2010 ONSC 5044 (CanLII) — 2010-09-14 by the Honorable Justice R Leroy.
ELECTION is coming… Please stay tuned – more details SOON!
Time for a change? An elected official who respects a) procedure? b) Tranparency? c) you? d) your tax dollars?
Do you want MORE of your tax dollars paying lawyers to deny your right to inspect Mayor and Council’s statements?