Council did at the July 20th regular monthly meeting, pass the following proclamation to proclaim September 26 to October 2, 2022 as "Right to Know Week".
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THAT the Municipality of the District of Guysborough has adopted the principles of openness, transparency and accountability;
WHEREAS Part XX of the Municipal Government Act gives citizens a right of access to information in the custody or under the control of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough;
WHEREAS access to information ensures citizens of Nova Scotia have the opportunity for meaningful participation in the democratic process;
WHEREAS a celebration of the right of citizens to access information will facilitate informed public participation in policy formulation, ensure fairness in government decision-making and permit the airing and reconciliation of divergent views;
WHEREAS Municipality of the District of Guysborough joins all other Canadian jurisdictions and democracies world-wide in acknowledging international Right to Know Week;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Warden Vernon Pitts, do hereby proclaim September 26 to October 2, 2022 to be Right to Know Week in the Municipality of the District of Guysborough.