Hamilton City Council’s recent decision to go behind closed doors to discuss a Grey Cup bid will be investigated.
Ontario’s Ombudsman confirms in a letter to the city that it has received a complaint, and that it will be investigating to determine whether the in-camera meeting was a violation of the Ontario Municipal Act.
Councillors voted during the Jan. 16 meeting to support the Hamilton Tiger-Cats bid to host the Grey Cup in either 2020 or 2021, although they haven’t released details including the potential cost to taxpayers.
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The decision to keep that information behind closed doors is said to have been made to avoid putting Hamilton at a competitive disadvantage with other cities bidding to host the Canadian Football League’s championship game.
The letter from the Ombudsman is part of Wednesday’s city council agenda.
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