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Program: Closed Meeting Investigator Service  
Organization: Barrie. Legislative and Court Services Department
Phone Numbers: Clerk's Office 705-739-4204
Fax: 705-739-4243
PO Box 400
Barrie, ON
L4M 4T5
Street Address:
City Hall
70 Collier St
Intersection: Mulcaster St and Collier St
Location: Initial filing of request: Legislative and Court Services Department, 1st floor, City Hall
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: City Hall Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Public Contacts: Wendy Cooke - Acting City Clerk/Director of Legislative and Court Services
705-739-4220 ext 4560 *
Dawn McAlpine - General Manager of Community & Corporate Services
705-739-4220 ext 4421 *
Service Description: City of Barrie has engaged an independent and impartial agent through Local Authority Services Limited (LAS) as the Municipal Closed Meeting Investigator * agent is authorized to conduct investigations upon receipt of a request for investigation regarding meetings or parts of meetings that are closed to the public contrary to Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001 or the municipality/local board's Procedure By-Law * matters that a municipality or local board are permitted to discuss in closed session are:
  • the security of the property of the municipality or local board
  • personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
  • a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board
  • labour relations or employee negotiations
  • litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
  • advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose
  • a matter in respect of which a council, board, committee or other body may hold a closed meeting under another Act

Additionally, the Act provides that a meeting may be closed if the meeting is held for the purposes of educating or training the members AND no member discusses or otherwise deals with any matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision-making of the Council, local board or committee * any member of the public who feels that the Council/Committee/Board discussed matters in a closed session that are required to be addressed in public may direct a request for investigation

Fees: None
Application: Direct a request for investigation to the City Clerk, who will have checklists of material required for each investigation (provided by the Closed Meeting Investigator Service)
Eligibility / Target Population: No restrictions * no need to have completed another appeal process
Languages: English
Area Served:
See Also: Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on December 18, 2017

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