Joey Coleman, editor of The Public Record, joins us for part 2 of our examination of the reasons and justifications for Hamilton Council launching an Integrity Commissioner investigation into a citizen volunteer on an advisory committee. Joey has explored the legal context in detail and suggests there are major problems with the City of Hamilton’s arguments that Cameron Kroetsch released confidential information, and its claim that the Integrity Commissioner has the right to investigate advisory committee members. Roland and Joel conclude with a discussion of implications of the apparent unwillingness of some municipal leaders to tolerate dissent, and what needs to change if we’re going to build local governments of which we can be proud.
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