Niagara Regional Councillors approve third party investigation

Protesters were waiting for Niagara regional councillors as they arrived for last night's meeting.

Signs read 'we are fed up taxpayers,' 'lock them up,' and 'taxpayers demand external investigation now.'

They will be getting their wish:

Last night council approved a motion for an third party investigation 'with all the power of a municipal ombudsman' as questions continue to swirl around the appointment of the region's CAO.

A recent article from the St. Catharines Standard claims that a document with information about other candidates vying for the position was leaked to Carmen D'Angelo, the man who eventually secured the job.