The City of Prince Rupert has cancelled the Nov. 27 council meeting and committee of the whole, without giving a reason on their website. It’s the third time the city has cancelled a public meeting this year.
Members of the public tried to speak at the last council meeting on Nov. 14, but were told they must wait until the next committee of the whole to be heard.
At the last council meeting when a man stood from the bench and continued to speak, Mayor Lee Brain suspended the council meeting for five minutes before resuming the regular agenda.
Scheduled items will be moved to the next council meeting on Dec. 4, while the scheduled committee of the whole will be postponed until Dec. 11.
In earlier council meetings this year, Councillor Barry Cunningham has been outspoken against cancelling committee of the whole sessions during council meetings, because it is the public’s chance to engage with their elected officials.
The city has yet to respond to requests for comment.