Albert Kramberger, The Gazette, Dec.11, 2012:
Councillor’s legal fees will stay under wraps
Kevin Woodhouse, The Suburban, Dec.12, 2012:
Kirkland resident seeks access to information on employee pensions
As you may recall, citizens could not obtain the requested information from the Town Council.
For example, the amount of money spent on on the Councillor’s legal fees (as they call the tax money spent on Allard’s alleged defamation legal exercise) allegedly “pertains to confidential information benefitting from the protection of professional secrecy under section 9 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms…” However, after some hesitation and a call from the “Commission d’accèss à l’information”, the Town Hall had to admit that the funds were taken from budget item “Legal consultation fees – citizen.”
This answer leads to another simple question: “Why?!”
If you wan to get an answer to any of the questions not answered in the materials quoted above, do your bit – and ask the question yourself. It can be done within minutes through Kirkland “iCare” system, or go directly here (English) or here (français) – and keep us posted on the progress.