Process for selecting the interim mayor

There seems to be some misunderstanding as to what happens after Mayor Trent leaves office on April 13th in terms of the appointment of an interim replacement. According to Quebec’s Cities and Towns act, there can either be a full by-election or the selection of the replacement from within the ranks of the current council. This latter option is the one that will be used, since we have a general election this coming November.

On Monday April 24th, at 7pm in the Council Chamber, the interim mayor will be chosen from the current councilors and put to a vote. As Councilor Forbes will be the acting Mayor, she will not vote unless a tie-break is required.

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