2010 Municipal Elections - October 25, 2010

Please note that modifications and amendments will be made to this site as information becomes available.

The following links provide information on:

Candidates

Candidate Information on Financial Filings

Financial Statements

Compliance Audits

 

Candidates

Candidate Qualifications

Municipal Office

A candidate for Municipal Office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

A candidate, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to a Municipal Office:

  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • an employee of a municipality unless he or she
        - takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and
        - resigns, if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • an inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

 School Board Office

A candidate for a School Board must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • a resident within the jurisdiction of the board;
  • a supporter of the board;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • Roman Catholic (if running for a separate school board);
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding school board office.

A candidate for the School Board, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office. School Board candidates should confirm that they have the qualifications described in section 219 of the Education Act.

A candidate for a School Board Office cannot be a Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer of a municipality within the jurisdiction of a Board.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to a School Board Office:

  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • an employee of a school board unless he or she
       - takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and
       - resigns, if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • an inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for Municipal or School Board Office without having to resign their current seat in Parliament, the Legislature or the Senate. However, by 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day, MPs, MPPs and Senators are required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek a Municipal or School Board office. Federal or Provincial Cabinet Ministers must step down from Cabinet prior to filing their nomination, and resign their seat by Nomination Day. If an MP, MPP or Senator does not resign prior to the close of nominations, their nomination will be rejected.

For more information, kindly contact the Clerk's Office.

List of 2010 Candidates

 

Financial Responsibilities
All candidates, including those not elected, those who withdraw their nomination or those whose nomination is rejected by the Town Clerk, must disclose and report their contributions and expenses, using the prescribed form, no later than March 25, 2011.

For detailed information relating to financial responsibilities, campaign contributions, campaign expenses, and financial reporting, candidates should consult the Candidate’s Guide - 2010 Municipal Election published by the Province of Ontario. The Candidate's Guide is available on the Ministry's website, under Municipal Election Candidate's Guide - 2010 Municipal Elections.

Legislated Campaign Periods and Filing Dates
A Candidate's campaign period starts on the date that the nomination is filed and ends on December 31, 2010, or if the nomination is withdrawn, on the date of withdrawal.

All candidates for office (even those that have withdrawn their nomination) are required to file financial statements with the Clerk by 2 p.m. on March 25, 2011.

Should a Candidate file a Form 6 to extend their Campaign they are also required to file supplementary filings.

Extended campaign periods and filing dates are as follows:

  • Campaign period Nomination Filing Date to December 31, 2010 - First Filing Date March 25, 2011.
  • Campaign period January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 - Second Filing Date September 30, 2011.

     

2010 Candidate Financial Statements

All candidates are required to file a financial statement by no later than 2 p.m. on March 25, 2011. Any candidate that has extended their campaign period will be required to file an additional financial statement no later than September 30, 2011.

 

Mayor
 McNamara, Gary - Financial Statement
Deputy Mayor
 Burton, Tom - Financial Statement
Hardcastle, Cheryl - Financial Statement
 Councillor Ward 1
Baillargeon, Jerome - Financial Statement
 Blais, Marcel - Financial Statement
Ossington, Rita - Financial Statement
 Ure, Daniel - Financial Statement
 Councillor Ward 2
 Dorion, Guy - Financial Statement
 Puplin, Dennis - Financial Statement
Councillor Ward 3
Bachetti, Guiseppe (Joe) - Financial Statement
Councillor Ward 4
Janisse, Chris - Financial Statement

Jobin, Tania - Financial Statement

McGuire, Chris - Financial Statement
Windsor-Essex District Catholic School Board
Janisse, Chris - Financial Statement
McMahon, Jim - Financial Statement

 

Any elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) relating to election campaign finances can apply for a compliance audit of a candidates’ financial statement.  
 
What is a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee? 
In accordance with MEA, Tecumseh Council is required to have a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider compliance audit applications with regard to Candidates' financial statements filed under Section 81 of the MEA for the 2010 election.