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Want to run for council? Two information sessions to take place

Two local information sessions will be offered for anyone who is contemplating filing nomination papers to run for Council or Trustee
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NEWS RELEASE
TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD
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If you’ve been thinking of running for council or school board trustee, or registering as a third party advertiser in this fall’s Municipal Election, mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
    
Two local information sessions will be offered for anyone who is contemplating filing nomination papers to run for Council or Trustee to provide more information on the process, as well as the recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act.

Changes include the timelines for nominations (May 1 – July 27 at 2 p.m.), the requirement for candidates to gather 25 signatures of endorsement before filing and changes to contribution limits to name a few.

More information will also be provided on the new Third Party Advertiser guidelines.

Staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will present information and answer questions on the upcoming election. The two local sessions are being hosted jointly by the Towns of Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, and the Township of Clearview. Candidates are welcome to attend whichever session works for their schedule, regardless of municipality. For the Clearview session, please RSVP to pfettes@clearview.ca by Monday, April 2, 2018.

Additional sessions will be held throughout Simcoe County, and prospective candidates and third party advertisers are encouraged to attend any session that works for their schedule. 

Candidate Information Sessions
April 4 Municipalities: Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview
Time 2 – 4 p.m.
Venue Town of Collingwood Library and Municipal Offices
55 Ste. Marie St., 3rd Floor Community Rooms

April 4 Municipalities Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview
Time 6p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Venue Township of Clearview Administration Centre – 217 Gideon St., Stayner

April 12 Municipalities Orillia, Ramara, Severn, Springwater and Oro-Medonte
Time 2 – 4 p.m.
Venue Township of Oro-Medonte Administration Centre, 148 Line 7 South, Oro-Medonte

April 12 Municipalities Orillia, Ramara, Severn, Springwater and Oro-Medonte
Time 2 – 4 p.m.
Venue City of Orillia, Council Chambers, 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia

April 16 Municipalities New Tecumseth, Adjala Tosorontio, and Essa
Time 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Venue Alliston Memorial Arena Hall 49 Nelson St. W., Alliston

April 18 Municipalities Tay, Midland, Penetanguishene, and Tiny 
Time 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Venue North Simcoe Recreation Centre in Midland

April 20 Municipalities City of Barrie
Time 2 – 4 p.m.
Venue Barrie City Town Hall

April 20 Municipalities Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil
Time 7 – 9 p.m.
Venue Town Hall City of Orillia

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