Blog post by Dan Jelly
I think this is the year I’m going to say “Because, the Municipal Act.. ” a lot.
No, you can’t fire a Mayor or City Councillor
No, not even if they do that, or THAT, or even (ugh) *THAT*
No, you can’t leave a vacated Council seat empty for that long
No, you can’t appoint somebody to a vacated seat but not allow them to vote at meetings
No, you can’t appoint somebody to a vacated seat then make them not run in the next election
No, you can’t redraw Ward boundaries temporarily to avoid making a different controversial decision
No, you can’t call a snap byelection and have it done in 2 weeks.
No, you can’t appoint another Councillor and have them fill 2 seats at once.
Because, The Municipal Act…
Check out our January 18th podcast where we touch on the implications of the Municipal Act on local politics.