"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 16 March 2012

Once More And No More

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Forum Is Yours":

"You should know correspondence to elected officials is entitled to privacy unless you indicate otherwise."

But, just a few weeks ago, didn't you post e-mail correspondence from Cultural Centre supporters without their permission?!


This is the last time I will say it.

When an e-mail is sent to the Mayor and Councillors, it is an official communication and is therefore public. The Mayor and Councillors represent the corporation. 

A communication between the Mayor or a Councillor and a resident  is private,  unless the resident indicates otherwise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know you said "Once more and no more"... but are saying that the distiction between private and public is one is to less than the full council and the other is to full council?

Where does it say that in the Municipal Act?

If I was to send an email or letter to everyone on council except one, it would be a private communication?

That may be your interpretation, but I think it is flawed.