Councillors DelGrande and Palacio Propose Motion to Protect Community Groups

 Osgoode Hall Courtroom Toronto - Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

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A motion has been passed to protect public interest groups from litigation fees stemming from disputes with the city in third-party tribunals. 

Community groups and resident organizations provide significant contributions to the City’s policy development. They represent their community in public interest.  Occasionally, the City enters into disputes and disagreements with these groups and/or individuals, which require decisions by third party tribunals. In order to promote civic involvement in our political process, the City should not request the other party to pay the City’s litigation costs, after the City has successfully defended its positions.”

Hard to believe that this law doesn’t already exist. 

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