Committee of the Whole


The purpose of the Committee is to deal with applications and issues that require more detailed investigation than can be undertaken at the Council level. Committee of the Whole is also the venue for informal public input beyond statutorily mandated processes such as public hearings.  Staff advisors also play a key role at Committee of the Whole meetings.

The Director of Corporate Services is responsible for determining the agenda of each meeting.  The Committee makes recommendations, but decisions take effect only after formal adoption by the members sitting as Council, usually one week after the Committee meeting.

All members of Council sit on Committee of the Whole.  There are no non-elected members.

Committee of the Whole meetings are chaired by the Mayor or designate. 

  • Kevin Murdoch, Mayor
  • Andrew Appleton, Councillor
  • Hazel Braithwaite, Councillor
  • Cairine Green, Councillor
  • Esther Paterson, Councillor
  • Carrie Smart, Councillor
  • Lesley Watson, Councillor
Meetings and Agendas: 

Meetings and Agendas are posted on the District’s CivicWeb Portal at

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm