The open bar policy for Canadian Lakehead Exhibition board members will remain unchanged.
That policy has been a source of controversy since former board member Linda Gambee raised concerns last year over possible liability implications.
The debate eventually led to Gambee's dismissal from the organization .
At the CLE's Annual General Meeting last month, concerns from the membership led to a commitment to review the policy. Now board Chair Danny Mosa says a decision has been reached to leave the policy unchanged.
While he declined to be interviewed on camera, Mosa says members only access the bar for a social drink at the conclusion of their meetings and there has never been any abuse of the privilege .
He also says all board members are fully aware of potential liability implications and have always acted responsibly .
Mosa says they have also been assured by their insurer that they have sufficient coverage should any liability issues arise.
(Thunder Bay Television)