Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following motion, as this is the last City Council meeting prior to the legislated deadline for filing and withdrawing nominations for the 2018 Municipal Election (“Nomination Day”), which is July 27th, 2018: WHEREAS the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) establishes statutory requirements with respect to how municipal elections campaigns are conducted, including rules regarding filing and withdrawing nomination papers, election contributions from individuals, eligible expenses, and campaign financing requirements; and WHEREAS the MEA recognizes that candidates that file nomination papers in good faith may experience personal or family circumstances that necessitate a withdrawal of their candidacy, and establishes a process for such a withdrawal prior to the filing deadline on Nomination Day; and WHEREAS the MEA requires that withdrawn candidates file a financial statement and section 88.31 (4) of the MEA requires
Absent/RecusedS. Blais (a)
R. Brockington (a)
J. Mitic (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2018-07-11 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.