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Why does the Library Board meet in "closed" session?

Library Board meetings are open to the public and the agendas are posted on our website.

The Public Libraries Act states: “A meeting or part of a meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered is,

a. The security of the property of the board;
b. Personal matters about an identifiable individual;
c. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the board;
d. Labour relations or employee negotiations;
e. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the board;
f. Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
g. A matter in respect of which a board or committee of a board may hold a closed meeting under another Act which includes The Municipal Act section 239.3.1 Closing for Education & Training Sessions.

You can see that the reasons for going into a closed session pertain primarily to employee relations, property, bids & tenders, and legal issues. The Board must follow these stipulations.  All other topics that do not fit into these categories are handled in the open session meetings.