Comment 75744

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted April 05, 2012 at 21:57:05

A video recording of the April 4, 2012 Hamilton GIC meeting is available on the hamilton.ca website: http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sir...

Something odd happens at the 23:54 mark of the recording. Item 7.1 (the scheduled presentation by Integrity Commissioner Earl Basse on conflict of interest policy) has been entirely edited out of the video/audio recording. The only remnant of Item 7.1 is a short video/audio segment (approximately 45 seconds in length) including a statement by city clerk Rose Caterini basically stating that each councillor is responsible for monitoring his or her conflict of interest situations. Council then votes unanimously to receive the report and they move on to Item 7.2 (the Lynwood Charlton Centre)at the 24:38 mark of the recording and break for lunch.

Item 7.1 was not designated on the Agenda as private and confidential. Is there a compelling reason why Mr. Basse's presentation to council is not part of the public record? Who authorized the editing of the GIC meeting recording? Who did the actual editing? Where is the accountability and transparency? Where is the integrity?

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2012-04-05 22:02:51

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