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Remote delegations allowed at upcoming emergency meeting of Guelph City Council

Meeting will include an update on the city's efforts to fight the pandemic
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Screenshot of Guelph City council holding up thank you signs at the end of its first emergency council meeting March 23. GuelphToday photo

Public delegations will be allowed at an emergency meeting of Guelph City Council April 16.

This will be the second meeting of council since the pandemic hit. The meeting will be discuss:

  • Updates to the procedural bylaw to accommodate additional remote council meetings.

  • Reports about the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An agenda will be posted on the city website no later than April 14. Send written comments or register to phone in at

The meeting will be streamed online and can be watched at

“You can register to delegate online at by April 16, at 11 a.m. You must provide a telephone number so we can call you to participate in the meeting when it is your turn. We will connect with each delegate and provide further instructions before the meeting,” says a city news release.

Provincial legislation passed in March allows municipalities to conduct council meetings electronically during the COVID-19 emergency. Guelph held its first online emergency meeting on March 23. There were no delegates at that time.