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Key Dates for 2022 Municipal Elections

Key Dates for 2022 Municipal Elections

Posted Apr 14th, 2022

Considering running in the municipal elections in October 2022 -- here are the key dates you should know... 

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Niagara Dailies Agree on Electing-regional chair

Niagara Dailies Agree on Electing-regional chair

Posted Mar 30th, 2022

Seriously? Another municipal election is going to pass us by without voters being able to choose the chair of Niagara Region?

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Election of Regional Chair: Not this year

Election of Regional Chair: Not this year

Posted Mar 22nd, 2022

Current leadership has eliminated need for change in Niagara. Direct election of regional chair won't happen this year.

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Time to ask Niagarans if they want direct election of regional chair

Time to ask Niagarans if they want direct election of regional chair

Posted Feb 1st, 2022

That is the whole basis of supporting the double-direct city/regional councillor election concept. St. Catharines requested that model last term, and Niagara Falls council requested it this term.

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Timms wants referendum on elected regional chair

Timms wants referendum on elected regional chair

Posted Jun 12th, 2020

"A simple referendum, regional chair at large yes or no, is a pretty simple way to ask the people," Timms said.

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After years of consultation, council says more consultation needed for elected chair

After years of consultation, council says more consultation needed for elected chair

Posted Feb 25th, 2020

Niagara Regional Council decided last Thursday to look into the formation of a governance committee and to consult Niagara’s 12 chief administrative officers after considering St. Catharines Councillor Laura Ip’s motion for a citizen elected Regional Chair.

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Niagara can change itself

Niagara can change itself

Posted Nov 16th, 2019

Niagara should move to electing its regional chair in an at-large vote like many other regional municipalities in Ontario.

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Brock Study points out pros and cons of governance models

Brock Study points out pros and cons of governance models

Posted Apr 13th, 2019

An Overview of Regional Government in Niagara

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GNCC Governance Reform Survey Results

GNCC Governance Reform Survey Results

Posted Feb 13th, 2019

The Government of Ontario recently announced that it intended to review and possibly reform the governments of several municipalities across the province, including Niagara.

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This is Better Governance

This is Better Governance

Posted Aug 27th, 2018

"He has no idea the value that the people of Niagara place on the opportunity to elect the chair at large," said St. Catharines regional Coun. Bruce Timms.

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Have Your Say

Are you in favour of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Niagara passing the necessary resolutions and bylaws to change the method of selecting its Chair from appointment by members of Regional Council to election by general vote of all electors in the Region? 

Yes or No?

Talk to your councillors, as well as the candidates for Mayor, Council and Regional Council in the upcoming election. 

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