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2022 Municipal Elections – Election Information – Lame Duck Status

The Council of the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane are in LAME DUCK STATUS.
August 22, 2022

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane

2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

NOTICE

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:

  1. Close of nominations (August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.)
  2. After voting day (as soon as the results are declared after October 24, 2022)

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:

  • The appointment of removal from office of any officer of the municipality;
  • The hiring or dismissal of any employee of the municipality;
  • The disposition of any real or personal property of the municipality which has a value exceeding $50,000 at the time of disposal; and
  • Making any expenditures or incurring any other liability which exceeds $50,000.

Note:  exceptions are permitted under section 275 (4) and 275 (4.1)

Dated this 22nd day of August, 2022
Alice Mercier, Clerk

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