Municipal Election - November 7, 2021

Candidates

The list of candidates running for office at the November 7th, 2021 Municipal Election is available on the following page: https://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/municipal/rapeq/consultation-independent-candidates.php. 

Candidates to the November 7, 2021 Municipal Election:


To the Office of Mayor

  • Michel Gibson - Official Agent: Thomas Gale
  • Lucien Pigeon*

To the Office of Councillor District 3 – Brunswick

  • Jessica Houde-Woytiuk - Official Agent: Steven Hillier
  • Nancy Kokinasidis*
  • Sam Rother*

To the Office of Councillor District 5 – Lacey Green East

  • Stephen Bouchard*
  • Rohan Crichton*

To the Office of Councillor District 7 – Saint-Charles

  • Mario Calcagni*
  • Paul Dufort*
  • Andrea Katz*

To the Office of Councillor District 8 – Summerhill

  • André Allard*
  • Karen Cliffe*

* Acts as his/her own Official Agent



Candidates elected by acclamation

To the Office of Councillor District 1 –Timberlea

Mike Brown


To the Office of Councillor District 2 – Holleuffer

Luciano Piciacchia


To the Office of Councillor District 4 – Lacey Green West

Domenico Zito


To the Office of Councillor District 6 – Canvin

John Morson

Running for office

In Québec, the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities governs the election process. It contains provisions applicable to candidates running for election.

The Directeur général des élections du Québec has produced an information document entitled Running as a Candidate for Municipal Elections for persons considering running in the upcoming municipal elections.

The period during which a person may file her or his nomination paper, at the Office of the Returning Officer, duly completed and accompanied by the appropriate documents, begins on September 17 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021.  Before you go to the Office of the Returning Officer, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment. 

Please note that it is the responsibility of the candidate to verify that she or he meets the eligibility requirements.

To run as a candidate you must:

  1. Have the right to be entered on the municipal list of electors;
  2. Have resided, continuously or not, in the territory of the municipality for at least the last 12 months on September 1 of the calendar year in which a general election is to be held.

To have the right to be entered on the list of electors, a person must be an elector of the municipality.

On September 1 of the calendar year in which a general election is to be held, he or she must:

  • Be a natural person;
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Not be under curatorship;
  • Not have been convicted, within the previous five years, of an offence constituting a corrupt electoral or referendum practices (AERM, s. 53);

AND

  • Meet one of the following two conditions;
  1. Be domiciled in the territory of the municipality and have been domiciled in Québec for at least six months;
  2. Have been, for a least the last 12 months, the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment, located in the territory of the municipality;
  • Be a least 18 years of age on polling day.


Independent candidate

If you wish to run as an independent candidate for the position of mayor or the position of councilor, you must contact the Office of the Returning Officer, which will provide you with information regarding the documents that must be completed to file a Nomination paper (SM-29-FIN-VA).

Declaration of candidacy

The nomination paper must be supported by the signature of at least:

  • 25 electors if you are running for the position of councilor;
  • 50 electors if you are running for the position of mayor.

We recommend that you obtain more signatures than the number required by the Act to avoid a challenge to the validity of certain signatures. You can collect these signatures yourself or designate someone to do so. Only that person and the person who intends to apply are authorized to collect supporting signatures. 

The persons who support a nomination must be electors of the municipality, but do not have to live in the district in which the candidate is running.

Election financing

Authorization of independent candidates

An independent candidate who wishes to solicit or collect contributions, incur expenses or contract loans, in connection with a municipal election, must have a formal authorization. This authorization is issued by the Returning Officer of the municipality following the receipt of the required forms.

Supporting signature from an elector of the municipality - Application for authorization of an elector who undertakes to run as independent candidate (DGE-1028.2-VA)

Additional information

For further information about the election, contact the Office of the Returning Officer at 514 694-4100, ext. 3114.