Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Tag: paliamentary privilege

Is town council use of "in confidential" going too far?

 

Current Town Council dealings behind closed doors about the future of the landfill gives new fuel to controversy over business the council is doing "in confidential".

The default position under the law is that all matters should be dealt with in open meeting, except a small number of issues that are defined.

But it seems the public is being shut out for reasons decidedly not provided for under the law. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

PHOTO: Mayor Damien Ryan (second from left) with MLA Alison Anderson and MHR Warren Snowdon (middle) and (from left) Councillors Liz Martin, Brendan Heenan, Geoff Booth and Steve Brown at the construction site of the landfill transfer station.

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