Municipal Election will be conducted on Oct. 22

 

Municipal Election will be conducted on Oct. 22

 

Sept 3, 2018

Global Korean Post

 

Municipal council and school board elections in Ontario will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.

 

On August 14, 2018, Bill 5 – the Better Local Government Act, 2018, was passed by the Government of Ontario.

 

The Better Local Government Act is reducing Toronto City Council to 25 councillors and returning to the 2014 method of selecting chairs in the regions of York, Peel, Niagara and the District of Muskoka.

 

The changes include:

  • Aligning the City of Toronto’s municipal ward boundaries with provincial and federal electoral districts, reducing the number of councillors to 25.
  • Redistributing Toronto-area school board trustees to align with the new ward boundaries, while maintaining the existing number of trustees.
  • Retaining the October 22, 2018 election date and extending the nomination deadline for Toronto council candidates and school board trustees to September 14, 2018. Updated regulations will help previously nominated candidates transition to new wards.
  • Amending the Municipal Act and the Municipal Elections Act to reverse changes, introduced in 2016, that mandated the election of new regional chairs in the regions of York, Peel, Niagara and the District of Muskoka. These regional chairs will continue to be appointed as they were in 2014. Other regional chair elections will remain unchanged.

The City of Toronto introduced a new 25-ward model, which will be used to conduct the 2018 general municipal election.  They will come into force on December 1, 2018

The current boundaries for the City of Toronto’s 44 municipal wards that are in effect until November 30, 2018.

 

In York Region, the position of York Regional Chair will be elected by members of York Regional Council at their inaugural meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018.