Elections Update


Provincial election:

There will be an all candidates meeting held in the theatre of the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Thursday, May 31, with doors opening at 7 pm. Aside from an opening and closing statement by the candidates, it is hoped that the evening will be devoted to questions from the public, and discussion between the candidates. Should you wish to submit a question in advance, send it to editor@ngtimes.ca. Depending on time and volume of questions, every effort will be made to put all the questions to the candidates. Questions will be chosen by random draw on the night. To date, we have confirmation of attendance from Steve Clark, David Henderson and Michelle Taylor. Both Derek Morley and Bill Buckley have been invited also.

There are five candidates nominated in the riding of Leeds – Grenville – Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. The five are, in alphabetical order:

Bill Buckley, Libertarian Party
Steve Clark, PC Party of Ontario
David Henderson, Ontario Liberal Party
Derek Morley, Green Party
Michelle Taylor, Ontario NDP

Municipal election:

Nominations close on July 27, and Internet and telephone voting opens on October 15. Paper balloting takes place on October 22. As of Monday morning, declared candidates were:

North Grenville:
Deron Johnston; Frank Onasanya: both candidates for Councillor.
Brent Laton: English Catholic School Board Trustee

Merrickville Wolford:
There are changes in the composition of the Council as of this election. The Council of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford will now consist of 5 members: 1 Mayor – elected by all voters;
2 Councillors from Merrickville Ward; and 2 Councillors from Wolford Ward. As of

Monday morning, declared candidates were:
Anne Barr: candidate for Mayor;
Yves Grandmaitre, candidate for Councillor – Wolford Ward,
Don Halpenny, Councillor – Wolford Ward.


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