MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION
LAME DUCK STATUS
The Municipal Act, 2001 provides that the actions of a Council become restricted on the first day that it can be determined that the new Council will have less than three quarters (3/4) of the members of the outgoing Council, which means:
A 7 member Council needs 6 members to file or succeed to be re-elected to void the restricted acts.
Lame Duck status is determined on two (2) separate dates:
Based on the List of Certified Candidates (MEA, 1996 Section 11(4) (2) released by the Clerk of the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane on August 22, 2022 fewer than 6 members of the current Council have filed for re-election.
Therefore, the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane are in LAME DUCK STATUS.
Section 275 (3) of the Municipal Act, 2001 defines the restrictions as follows:
Note: exceptions are permitted under section 275 (4) and 275 (4.1)
Dated this 22nd day of August, 2022
Alice Mercier, Clerk