Ombudsman says some councils still meet in secret

TORONTO — A government watchdog says some municipal councils in Ontario are still violating the so-called Sunshine Law by holding closed-door meetings and taking votes in secret. Ombudsman Andre Marin says the majority of municipal councils follow the rules on open meetings, but some don’t follow the rules. Therefore, the Ombudsman wants all municipal councils to keep audio or video recordings of their meetings, including the private ones, to make sure they follow the rules.

Ryan’s opinion :
Everything should be evident about meetings, taking votes, etc… If I don’t know what is happening in a meeting, how can I trust the decisions? Therefore, I am of the opinion that all meetings should have audio or video records.

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