Thursday, August 1, 2013

Men's Room Leaks Prompt Eavesdropping Fears

Canada - Men are forced to use the women’s washroom at Peterborough city hall when council is in closed door meetings. The reason? Fear of people eavesdropping.

Peterborough city council thinks there is more than one kind of leak happening in the men’s bathroom.

City officials are closing down the washroom — which shares a wall with council chambers — for fear that people could eavesdrop on proceedings.

That means men needing the washroom during any closed-door meeting are being asked to use the ladies’ room instead — and a security guard is positioned in the hallway to make sure of that.

City clerk John Kennedy defended the decision to close down the washroom, saying it happens whenever there is a confidential meeting. (more)