Statement – Niagara Regional Council resolution regarding A Better Niagara court application

At their Special Council Meeting on Dec. 28, 2019, Niagara Regional Council passed the following resolution:

  1. ​That the Region of Niagara CONFIRMS SUPPORT for the relief in the Application commenced by A Better Niagara;
  2. That the NPCA representatives appointed by the Region of Niagara CALL a special meeting on January 7, 2019 for purposes of:
    • ​Electing a Chair and Vice Chair;
    • Reviewing current status and requesting updates from NPCA staff regarding operations, including HR organizational changes and other ongoing matters; and
    • Receiving advice from NPCA’s legal counsel regarding HR matters;
  3.  ​That Staff BE DIRECTED to seek the cooperation of Hamilton, Haldimand and NPCA Staff regarding the special meeting;
  4. That Staff BE DIRECTED provide administrative and operational support for the special meeting if required;
  5. That Legal counsel BE DIRECTED to seek direction from the Court on January 2nd regarding the procedural aspects of the special meeting; status of financial and legal assets and liabilities of NPCA and status of current CAO;
  6. That Staff PROCEED as directed in closed session.

While Council recognizes the need for prompt action, the earliest possible date a Special Meeting could be held allowing for proper public notice required under NPCA by-laws and to ensure transparency is Jan. 7, 2019.​ 


Sean O'Brady
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3742

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