Council going in-camera to discuss JAG

Cape Breton Post
Monday, June 4, 2003

Council will hold a closed-door session to discuss the Cape Breton Regional Municipality's future role with the Joint Action Group.

Bernie White, municipal clerk, said the session will be held at the civic centre at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. An open meeting is expected to follow.

Council is permitted to have an in-camera session under Nova Scotia's Municipal Government Act to discuss such issues as labour relations, contract negotiations, litigation, public security and legal advice eligible for solicitor-client privilege.

White said discussions regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the three levels of government and JAG falls under several of those exceptions.

JAG was formed in 1997 to involve the community and governments in consultation and decision-making on the cleanup of the Sydney tar ponds and coke ovens sites. Mayor John Morgan has openly criticized the process.