Ombudsman Complaint

At a special Council meeting held on November 26, 2018, Cobourg’s Ombudsman provided a report which upheld the CTA’s complaint that its members were barred from a public meeting they should have been allowed to attend and not provided with agenda material they requested.

On July 16, 2018, the Cobourg Taxpayers Association (CTA) filed a complaint with the Ombudsman for the Town of Cobourg. The complaint was filed because the Town had denied numerous requests to provide agendas and minutes for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Steering Committee and evicted four CTA Directors who attempted to observe the May 4, 2018 meeting. The cover letter and a copy of the complaint can be found here:

        Cover Letter
        Ombudsman Complaint     

The CTA has received lots of media coverage in response to a Press Release issued on November 26, 2018. Links can be found below. Copies of the Press Release and the Ombudsman’s full report can be found here:

        Media Release
        Ombudsman’s Report

Additional media coverage can be found here:

        Cobourg News Blog
        93.3 MyFM
        Northumberland News
        Cobourg Now