Brampton councillor backs off controversial media motion
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Brampton councillor backs off controversial media motion
Gael Miles admits her motion was “a knee-jerk reaction” to press coverage

After hearing deputations and going through an in camera discussion at Wednesday’s Brampton, Ontario, city council meeting, regional councillor Gael Miles (Wards 7 and 8) rescinded her controversial media motion.

Miles’s motion, first proposed at a May 31st meeting, would have required all email communications between journalists and city officials to be publicly posted on the city website. It would also have carved out a section on all future meeting agendas for members of council to respond to media coverage. Critics had called it Trump-like and argued that it was intended to put a chill on contact between the press and elected officials.

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