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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing election information
No Ward Question on the Ballot
Council defeated a proposed by-law that would have asked voters if they supported a "ward" system in future Council elections. If passed, a question would have been placed on the 2010 Municipal Election ballot.
If at least 50% of eligible electors voted on the question and more than 50% of the votes on the question were in favour of the result, the question would have been binding to the municipality, and a by-law would have been required to be passed following the election to convert the at-large system to a ward system. If the voters were not in favour of the question, the current at-large system would have remained in place.
The exact wording of the proposed question was, "Are you in favour of having a 'ward' system as the method of electing future Town Councillors instead of the current "at-large" system? Yes or No."
For a full copy of the staff report and defeated proposed by-law, please visit the Council Agenda for April 26, 2010. Minutes of the meeting will also available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the Town website once they have been approved by Council at their next meeting.
You can also read the official Notice.