Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2020

Can councillors be legally prohibited from engaging residents and/or advisors before an item is tabled in a Committee or Council?

Matters affecting municipalities have become more and more important to residents. Given the constitutional objective to encourage the involvement of communities and community organizations in matters of local government, how elected councillors are allowed by their respective councils to engage with residents, determines whether residents truly believe that their councillors are genuinely interested in their views.

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