Members of the public are encouraged to provide Council with their comments and questions. You have three opportunities to speak at a Council meeting. One is during the public question period. The others are by asking to make a presentation or a deputation on a specific agenda item.

If you wish to make a presentation, deputation on an agenda item, or ask a public question you may do so in person, or remotely via phone or internet. Members of the public must register with Legislative Services in advance of the meeting when they wish to speak by contacting or 519-538-1060 ext. 1100. 

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Ask a Public Question

You will be asked to state your name, and you will have 2 minutes to ask your question. This information will become part of the public record in the minutes for that Council meeting.

Make a Presentation

To make a Presentation to Council, please contact the Clerk's office at 519-538-1060 ext. 1100 or by email to The Legislative Services Team will work with you to get you on the Agenda for an upcoming Council meeting where you will have up to 10 minutes to address Council. If you have a PowerPoint presentation, you will need to provide the slide deck to Legislative Services before the meeting so that it can be included in the public agenda.

Make a Deputation on an Agenda Item

If there is an item on the Council agenda that you want to give your opinion on before Council makes a decision, you can make a deputation at the Council meeting. Please contact Legislative Services at 519-538-1060 ext 1100 or by email to before the meeting. You will have up to 5 minutes to give your opinion.

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