August 7, 2014 12:07 pm

Bruce County mayors holding ‘secret meetings’ violated the law: investigation

Empty nuclear waste shipping containers

AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan

TORONTO – An investigation has concluded that a group of municipal politicians in Ontario violated the law by holding secret meetings over the storage of radioactive waste.

The probe followed complaints about years of undocumented discussions between the mayors who sit on Bruce County council and nuclear-waste representatives.

The investigator concluded the mayors had breached the Municipal Act, which requires open meetings.

Two local activist groups complained in May last year, arguing the discussions were kept secret because the politicians feared a voter backlash.

However, the investigation found no evidence the officials broke the rules deliberately.

Ontario Power Generation wants to bury nuclear waste at the Bruce nuclear power plant near Kincardine, Ont., on the shores of Lake Huron.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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