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2018 Election

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Election 2018

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Town of Parry Sound
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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T. (705) 746-2101
F. (705) 746-7461


Jackie Boggs
Clerk/Executive Assistant
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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Ann Hurdman
Administrative Assistant
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Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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Welcome to the 2018 Municipal Election page.  Voters, Candidates for Municipal Office and School Board Trustees and Third-Party Advertisers will be able to find answers to all their questions as the information becomes available.

All Candidates' Meeting

An All Candidates' Meeting has been organized to take place at the Bobby Orr Community Centre on October 9th, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m.  This meeting will be moderated by Jim Hanna.  Please note that the voting period commences that morning at 10:00 a.m. and runs until October 22, 2018 8:00 p.m.

This All Candidates' Meeting has been organized by Sid Steiner, Remax Parry Sound.   The Town of Parry Sound does not organize All Candidates Meetings as it would be in contravention of the Muncipal Elections Act.

In addition to the scheduled All Candidates' meeting YourTV  the community program channel for COGECO has organized a Mayoral Debate and will be producing a show about the candidates Council for Parry Sound in which each Candidate will be able to introduce themselves and provide their platform.   On Channels 13 and 700HD the Mayoral Debate is October October 11th at 7:00 p.m.

YourTV Community program channel for COGECO is also airing a program about the Council Candidates for Parry Sound.  These will air on October 3rd at 9:00 p.m. and October 4 at 8:00 p.m. on channels 13 and 700HD.  See the link to the program to watch it now.

 

Voting Period

Once voters receive their Voter Information Letters (VIL) with their personal PIN number, they can commence voting from 10:00 a.m. October 9th through to 8:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have not received your Voter Information Letter (VIL) by sometime the week of September 24th, check the voters list located at the Parry Sound Public Library, the Parry Sound Fire Hall or the Town Municipal Office.  If you need corrections or if you need to be added to the list, we can assist you at the Help Desk at the Municipal Office.  The number is 705-746-2101. Or email us at electionhelp@townofparrysound.com.

Voting Demonstration Videos

To review a demonstration of how electronic voting is done see below.  Please note that Parry Sound offers telephone and electronic voting only.  As in the 2014 municipal election, there are no polling stations or paper ballots.

Online Voting

Telephone Voting

 

 

Nominees for Offices - Filed - As of 2018-07-27, 3:24:24 PM

 

Office  of Mayor                                                                   

1.  Jamie McGarvey              

(705) 746-8516 (R)

jg1mcgarvey@gmail.com

 

2.  Dave Williams                   

(705) 746-7775  (R)

 davewilliamsps@gmail.com

 

3.  Chris O'Gram                     

(705) 746-6257

unique_auto_centre@hotmail.com 

 

Office of Councillor             

1.  Paul Borneman                 

(705) 746-8151 (R)

bornemanp@icloud.com

 

2.  Bonnie Keith                      

(705) 746-9814

bonniekeith4council@gmail.com

 

3.  Lee-Ann Turner

(705) 257-8044

lat1961@hotmail.com

 

4.  Roger Burden                    

(705) 746-9170 (R)

(705) 774-1259

rogerburden@cogeco.ca

 

5.  Albert (Ab) Fuller               

(705) 346-2697

fullerab@hotmail.com

 

6.  Michael (Mike) Barker         

(705) 717-1440 (C)

mikefbarker@hotmail.com

 

7.  Doug McCann                    

(705) 771-9179

mccann@mcems.ca

 

8.  Brad Horne                        

(705)-774-9017

bhorne@hotmail.ca

 

9.  Brian Fisher                       

(705)-746-5608 (R)

(705)-774-3855 (C)

bmfisher3@hotmail.com

 

10. George Ashford                  

(705)-938-8182

georgeashfordcampaign@gmail.com

 

11. Jamie Chapman                  

(705) 207-1481

rjchapman@cogeco.ca

 

12. Vanessa Backman               

(705) 773-2226

vbbackman@hotmail.com

 

13. Mark Aman                         

(705) 305-5574

mdaman@bell.net

 

14. Daniel Predie Jr.                   

(705) 751-2565

dpredie@hotmail.com

 

School Board Trustees - Nominations Filed

Near North District School Board - English Public

John Cochrane                          

(705) 746-7877 

mywindylake@hotmail.com

 

Howard Wesley                          

(705)-938-0123 -

howardwesley@me.com

 

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board- English Separate

Carol Corriveau-Truchon      

(705) 646-3201

truchon6@gmail.com

Acclaimed

 

Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario -Secteur A -French Public

Denis Boyer                       

(705) 840-6705

denis.boyer@sympatico.ca

Acclaimed

 

Mon Avenir Conseil Scolarie Catholique - French Separate

 

Claire Thibideau                  

(705) 309-7295

claire24@live.ca

 

Ryan Malenfant                   

(416) 294-3112

ryan.malenfant@gmail.com

 

Withrawn - Donald Blais

 Third Party Advertisers

 Roger Little - Advertising to Maintain Fluoride in the the Drinking Water

(705) 746-7458

cyprus37@hotmail.com

 

Joe Moloney - Advertising to Remove Fluoride from the Drinking Water

(705) 938-0137

betterwaterparrysound@outlook.com

Certified Municipal Candidates - July 27, 2018

ALL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED BY JACKIE BOGGS, CLERK FOR THE TOWN OF PARRY SOUND

 

Mayor

Jamie McGarvey

Chris O'Gram

Dave Williams

 

Councillors

Mark Aman

George Ashford

Vanessa Backman

Michael (Mike) Barker

Paul Borneman

Roger Burden

Jamie Chapman

Brian Fisher

Albert (Ab) Fuller

Brad Horne

Bonnie Keith

Doug McCann

Daniel Predie

Lee-Ann Turner

 

School Board Trustees

Near North District School Board - English Public

John Cochrane

Howard Wesley

 

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board - English Separate

Carol Corriveau-Truchon - Acclaimed

 

Le Conseil Scholaire Public du Nord-Est de L'Ontario (Secteur A) - French Public

Denis Boyer - Acclaimed

 

Conseil Scholaire de District Catholique Mon Avenir - French Separate

Ryan Malenfant

Claire Thibideau

 

General Dates and Information

Nomination papers for Candidates and Registration for Third-Party Advertisers may be filed with the Clerk commencing May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

No campaigning may begin until Candidates and/or Third-Party Advertisers (for either a Municipal Office or a Question on the Ballot) are registered with the Town Clerk on or after May 1, 2018.  Anyone campaigning before May 1st would be considered in contravention of the Municipal Elections Act.

Nominations/Registrations  Deadline:  July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Candidate Information Session - Ministry of Municipal Affairs:  June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Bobby Orr Community Centre - Presentation-Slide Deck

      **It is highly recommended that the Presention Slide Deck should be viewed in conjunction with 2018 Ministry's Candidates' Guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections.

 

Voting Period

Once voters receive their Voter Information Letters (VIL) with their personal PIN number, they can commence voting from 10:00 a.m. October 9th through to 8:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Voting Day:  October 22, 2018

 

New  Council Term Start Date: December 1, 2018

General Information

 Fluoride Question on the Municipal Ballot

 

Notice of Passage of By-law - Fluoride Question on the Ballot

Question on the 2018 Municipal Election Ballot

The question on the ballot is:  Are you in favour of the fluoridation of the public water supply of this municipality?

Voter Information

Telephone and Internet Voting Only

Please note that the prescribed forms from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) that are part of the "Municipal Elections Procedures" noted above are accessible below.  For more information for Candidates and Third Party Advertisers scroll down below.

Prescribed Forms (Required)

 

Voting Period

Once voters receive their Voter Information Letters (VIL) with their personal PIN number, they can commence voting from 10:00 a.m. October 9th through to 8:00 on October 22, 2018

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Voter's List and Eligibility

The Voter's List provided by MPAC to all Ontario Municipal Clerks will be available to the public on September 4, 2018.  To check to see if you are on the Voter's List and/or if your information is correct, call the Municipal Office (705) 746-2101 and ask for an Election Official.  Hard copies will be located at the Parry Sound Public Library at 29 Mary Street and the Parry Sound Fire Hall, 4 Church Street, Parry Sound.  These hard copies will be updated every two weeks.  By calling the municipal office, Election Officials can access your information in real time and let you know if you need to attend the office to correct your information or to get on the Voters' List.

 

Voting Eligibility

You are eligible to vote in the election if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • you are a Canadian Citizen
  • you are at least 18 years old
  • you qualify to vote in the Town of Parry Sound
  • you are not legally prohibited from voting

There are three ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:

1. As a resident elector, if you live in the municipality.  You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the muncipality but do not have a fixed address.  Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.

2. As a non-resident elector, if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it's not the one where you live.  You can only be a resident elector in one municipality.  However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) other than the one where you live.

3. As the spouse of a no-resident elector, if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live.

Neither you nor your spouse qualify as a non-resident elector if you do not personally own or rent the property in the municipality.  For exampe, if the property is owned by your business or your cottage is owned by a trust, you would not qualify as a non-resident elector.

Student Voters:  A student may vote in the municipality where he or she temporarily resides while attending school as well as at his/her permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she does not intend to change his/her permanent home.

 

School Board Voters

To vote in an English-Language Public District School Board, an elector must:

  • be a supporter of the Englishh-Language Public District School Board; or
  • not be a supporter of any board, nor have qualified him or herself as an elector for a separate or French-Language School Board in the election.

To vote in a French-Language Public District School Board, an elector must be a French-Language rights holder (see ss. 23(1) and (2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for criteria) who must:

  • qualify as an elector for the French-Language Pubic District School Board; or
  • be a supporter (or spouse of a suporter) of the French -Language Public District School Board.

 

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MPAC Voter Look Up

Please Note that the last Day to use Voter Look Up July 19, 2018

This Option is now closed. 

 

  • VoterLookUp.ca.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides all municipalities in Ontario with an election list of voters called the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).  For the upcoming municipal and school board elections, once again MPAC is offering a feature called VoterLookUp.ca to enable voters to check to see if they are on the Voters' List and/or if their information is accurate before the PLE is provided to all Ontario Municipalities.  Eligible electors, or voters, can now check and correct on-line until July 19, 2018 before the PLE is passed to the municipality.  After that date if a voter wants to correct or be added to the Voters' List they will have to attend the Parry Sound Municipal Office with their appropriate identification and fill out the correct form to receive their Voters' Instruction Letter.

Demonstration Video for VoterLookUp.ca

FAQ's for VoterLookUp.ca

 

 On The List to Vote? Button

     VoterLookUp.ca

 

 

2018 Ministry's Voters' Guide for Ontario muncipal council and school board elections

 

 

 

 Candidate Information

  • Association of Municipalities on Ontario (AMO) On-Line Info Session:

Running for a seat on Council can be relatively simple.  The rules that govern who can run and how to run an election campaign can be found in any Municipal Clerk's office in Ontario.  But, from the moment you file your nomination form your life will change.  

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is once again running their popular on-line course So You Want to Run for Council?  This course is an effective way to see whether running for a seat on Council is for you.

 

      **It is highly recommended that the Presentation Slide Deck should be viewed in conjunction with 2018 Ministry's Candidates' Guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections.

Please note that the above Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package request will be sent to the Clerk/Returning Officer for follow-up.  Once sent to a potential Candidate, you will be requested to attend the office so the Clerk/Returning Officer can review the package with you should you decide to file a nomination.

 

  • Candidates for Municipal Office and School Trustees may pull out the Nomination Form (Form 1) and the Endorsement of Nomination Form (Form 2) any time.  However, filing the nomination can only begin May 1st and must be done in person with the Clerk by the Candidate or Agent (with a letter providing that authority).   Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package with the Clerk.  It is recommended that all canadidates print off the information for Endorsement Qualifications to determine eligibility for endorsements for their nomination.
  • Dead line for Nominations was Friday July 27, 2:00 p.m. - Nominations are now closed. - July 27, 2018

    The cost to file your nomination is $200.00 for Mayor and $100.00 for Candidates (cash, cheque or debit accepted).  Nomination fees will be refunded after a candidate files their Financial Statements with the Clerk after the election.  Deadline for filing is March 29, 2019 for the campaign period ending December 31, 2018.

Third Party Advertiser Information

Prior to 2018, third party advertising was not regulated for municipal council and school board elections. Those who wanted to advertise or distribute materials supporting or opposing a candidate did not have to identify themselves, were able to spend unlimited amounts of money, and did not have to report their advertising or financial activities to anyone.

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third party advertising. The Ministry's Guide provides information about who can register to be a third party advertiser, what registration allows them to do, and the rules that third party advertisers must follow:

 

Please note that the above Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package request will be sent to the Clerk/Returning Officer for follow-up.  Once sent to a Third Party Advertiser, you will be requested to attend the office so the Clerk/Returning Officer can review the package with you should you decide to register as a third party advertiser.

 

  • Third Party Advertisers may pull out the Notice of Registration of Third Party Advertiser (Form 7) any time.  However, Registering as a Third Party Advertiser can only begin May 1st and must be done in person with the Clerk by the Third Party or Agent of the Third Party (with a letter providing that authority).   Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the Candidate/Registered Party Advertisers Package with the Clerk.
  • A Third Party Advertisers Info Sheet -Broadcasters and Publishers has been provided to the North Star and MOOSE-FM as well as the printing and signage companies operating in the area.

School Board Candidate Information

School Board Candidates

      **It is highly recommended that the Presentation Slide Deck should be viewed in conjunction with 2018 Ministry's Candidates' Guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections

Please note that the above request for the Candidate/Third Party Advertisers Package will be sent to the Clerk/Returning Officer for follow-up.  Once sent to a potential Candidate or Third Party Advertiser, you will be requested to attend the office so the Clerk/Returning Officer can review the package with you should you decide to file a nomination.

Candidates for Municipal Office and School Trustees may pull out the Nomination Form (Form 1) any time.  School Board Candidates are not required to obtain 25 signatures with their Nomination Form.  Filing the nomination can only begin May 1st and must be done in person with the Clerk by the Candidate or Agent (with a letter providing that authority).   Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package with the Clerk.

 Accessibility for Voters and Candidates

The 2018 Municipal Election will comply with the Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005 and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended.  Election staff have prepared a 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan and candidates have available to them a number of reference guides:  Accessible Campaign Information and Communications and Accessible Constituency, Riding Association, Central Party and Campaign Offices.

West Parry Sound Joint Election Audit Compliance Committee

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as amended contains provisions that allow electors to request an audit of a candidate’s or third-party advertiser’s campaign finances if they have reasonable grounds to suspect the candidate or third-party advertiser has contravened the financial provisions of the Act. The review of these audit requests/applications is the responsibility of compliance audit committees; these arms-length committees must be established by municipalities before October 1st in an election year in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Bill 68 – the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 (MOMLA) – received Royal Assent on May 20, 2017, and made numerous changes to several pieces of municipal legislation, including the Municipal Elections Act (the Act). These amendments include changes to the mandate and operation of election compliance audit committees.

Parry Sound established a WPS Election Audit Compliance Committee in 2010 by developing Terms of Reference and appointing members and joining with five other of the West Parry Sound Municipalities; Township of McKellar, Municipality of McDougall, Township of The Archipelago, Township of Carling, and Township of Seguin.   New members were appointed in 2014 to cover that election period.

After meeting with the Area Clerks in the fall of 2017 and early 2018, new Terms of Reference were drawn up for the 2018 municipal election.  All area Councils agreed that the West Parry Sound Election Audit Compliance arrangement should continue with the revised Terms of Reference.  The Municipality of Whitestone is part of a joint compliance committee made up of East Parry Sound municipalities as they have been in previous elections.

By-law 2018-6806 contains the Terms of Reference, as agreed to by all parties, and the form required should there be  request(s)/application(s).  Questions should be directed to the Parry Sound Clerk/Returning Officer for a request for an audit compliance in the Town of Parry Sound.

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