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CLOSED MEETING INVESTIGATOR

Section 239.2 (1) of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, as amended, authorizes the municipality to appoint an investigator who has the function to investigate in an independent manner, on a complaint made to him or her by any person, whether the municipality or a local board has complied with Section 239 or a procedure by-law under Subsection 238 (2) in respect of a meeting or part of a meeting that was closed to the public, and to report on the investigation.

The Closed Meeting Investigator for the Township of Lanark Highlands is the Ontario Ombudsman. In order to keep the identity of the complainant confidential, the office of the Ombudsman takes complaints regarding closed meetings from the public directly.

Information regarding closed meeting investigations can be found at:
https://ombudsman.on.ca/Investigations/Municipal-Meetings/Municipal-FAQ.aspx

Complainants can fill out closed meeting complaint forms here:
https://ombudsman.on.ca/Make-a-Complaint/Complaint-Submission/Closed-Meeting-Complaint.aspx

The Ombudsman’s Office can be contacted via telephone at 1-800-263-1830.