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Council values and welcomes input, comments and constructive suggestions from its constituents. You can submit comments in writing to the Clerk to be included on a future agenda, or speak at a Committee/Council meeting about a specific agenda item or matter by making a deputation to Council.

Requests to be heard by Council Form must be delivered / emailed to the Clerk no later than 9:00 a.m. on the Thursday prior the Council meeting along with any supporting or presentation materials. Submission of this form prior to the deadline does not guarantee that your request for deputation is granted. The Clerk shall have discretion to limit the number of deputations in order to facilitate an orderly and timely meeting.

  • Deputations shall be limited to a maximum of ten (10) minutes speaking time.  
  • Council may not be required to answer any questions in regards to the deputation as it is strictly for information purposes only and not intended for discussion. If discussion is required it is the discretion of Council as to when that discussion will occur.
  • Any person who has previously addressed Council on a topic, or any matter previously considered by Council will not be allowed a second deputation unless the person can prove that there is new information to present to Council.
  • The subject matter of the deputation must be within municipal jurisdiction.
  • As per Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001, a deputation request may be refused if the topic relates to a subject matter that permits a meeting or part of a meeting to be closed to the public, promotes a specific business, or is not of community interest.
  • For more information on presenting before Council please refer to the linked information sheet.

Where a matter may require more urgency than can be accommodated through the scheduling of an oral submission, please be advised that the Municipality may be able to deal with your concern, information or request more immediately if it is communicated to the municipal office

Recorded Meetings

The Municipality of McDougall values accessible and transparent local government. Public meetings held in the Council Chambers are audio and video recorded and made available on the Municipal Youtube channel conditional upon any technical difficulties that may be encountered. Meeting minutes remain the official, permanent record of all meetings.

Transcripts of the meetings are not available.  Audio / video files on the internet are part of the public realm and may be subject to alteration.  The Township assumes no liability associated with any alterations made by members of the public on the internet.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 

Personal Information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will become part of the public record and made available for public viewing or distribution. 


If you have accessibility needs or require alternate formats or other accommodations, Contact the Municipal Office at 705-342-5252 or