Legal opinion on Metro Van use of Public Hearing to mute public

Metro Vancouver is using its Public Hearing on the RGS to block public input. Note that the public hearing was implemented voluntarily by Metro Van. But an independent legal opinion says this: Unfortunately many Councillors’ refusal to communicate with constituents individually  after a public hearing, and even before public hearings, is simply a practice of administrative convenience for their own personal benefit. They do not want to be bothered with endless phone calls and so they blame the law, but as the Court of Appeal made clear in Adler and other decisions as well, it is not the law that says that councillors can not speak to you. See full text.

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