Changing provincial legislation making TO councillors’ schedules public

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Toronto Star is reporting 

Councillors Paula Fletcher and Sarah Doucette have put forward a motion called Open Ontario, which would work toward changing provincial freedom of information and access legislation and make councillors’ schedules public.

The Open Ontario motion, which was prompted by a series of stories in the Star , calls on the province to change its freedom of information legislation so that “the records of city councillors” are subject to access requests.

 

Councillor Sarah Doucette, who is seconding the motion, said she only learned that she wasn’t subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) through the Star stories.

Under current legislation, city councillors are not considered city employees, so, unlike the mayor, none of their records need face public scrutiny.

 

Link to the Act click here

Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

 

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