Nanaimo councillor apologizes after investigation

NANAIMO – Council completed its investigation into allegations confidential information was disclosed from in-camera meeting.

Nanaimo city councillor Ian Thorpe made a public apology, in the wake of an investigation into allegations confidential information was leaked from an in-camera meeting.

Mayor Bill McKay announced in a public meeting Monday that council completed an investigation into allegations that confidential information was disclosed from an in-camera meeting and said councillors Diane Brennan and Thorpe would make a statement to city council and residents.

Thorpe apologized, saying he recently committed a breach of the Community Charter when he commented on information he didn’t realize was still in camera.

“This was an error in judgement on my part,” he said. “I have apologized to council and I give assurance that such a mistake will not happen again.”

Brennan is seeking legal advice and is expected to make a statement at the next open council meeting.

Under the Community Charter, current and former council members must keep confidential any record kept in confidence by the municipality until it’s released to the public.

 

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