Oakville Town Council calls by-election

Ward 6 residents heading to the voting boxes to elect a new town councillor

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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Last night, Oakville Town Council declared the seat of former Ward 6 Town Councillor Max Khan vacant and its intention to fill the vacancy through a by-election on July 13, 2015. Councillor Khan passed away suddenly on March 29, 2015.

After considering a report prepared by staff outlining proposed dates and details of a by-election, Council passed a resolution, put forward by Councillor Tom Adams, to hold a by-election on July 13, 2015.
The key dates for the 2015 Ward 6 Oakville By-Election include:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — Nomination period begins
Friday, May 29, 2015 — Nomination Day
Monday, July 13, 2015 — Voting Day


Nomination forms can now be filed in the Clerk’s department at Town Hall until May 29, 2015.

More information about the by-election including nomination forms can be found at elections.oakville.ca



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Readers Comments (7)

  1. John McLaughlin says:

    Democracy is alive and well – I think you will see a robust slate of candidates for Ward 6.

    Will they bring change to Council? Will integrity, accountability and sustainability finally speak?

    I think the answer is yes – Council will be forced to change.

  2. Steve says:

    The way Max Khan was filling our north Burlington neighbourhood with his Liberal flyers, figured he’d already left his Oakville council seat. How sad.

  3. Jenni says:

    I hope none of the candidates will be as negative and nasty as that John Mc guy who ran for Mayor last year. We need forward-thinkers, not back-biters.

  4. John McLaughlin says:

    Oakville needs transparent, accountable and fiscally responsible Council – today. Now that’s “nasty”.

  5. Jenni says:

    Whatever. The municipal was the first I could vote in so I paid attention and saw half the candidates were too busy being rude, negative and calling foul instead of coming up with new ideas. With
    candidates like that, no wonder none of my friends want to vote. I came here to inform myself about who might be running but find in the comments the same old moaning by the same old people.

    People who really care about the community don’t act like a sore loser, like a YouTube comment troll. Its so easy to make claims and whine about others without being forced to show proof or talking about how to do something about it. If you didn’t win, suck it up like and do something positive for Oakville. Grow up, you don’t need to win an election to make things better.

    I guess this will get a reply but don’t expect one back. At least I’m grown up enough to know when to walk away

  6. Gordon Brennan says:

    ALL Councillors should represent, hear, Listen to, and advocate for their Ward residents at ALL times.(Including when voting on issues during Council Meetings) Council is suppose to be Non-Partisan at all times. This includes active Councillors during a By-Election.

  7. Gordon Brennan says:

    Ideas? Here are just some…Getting our Town ready to withstand Continued Global Climate Change, (Buried Hydro Lines, Enlarged and upgraded sewers, Heated Roads, Planting of large Mature trees, not saplings,) Really Controlling Growth, not just talking about it, Total Physical Revitalization of our Lakeshore Downtown Core, Balanced budgets without burdening our future citizens (like you) from having to pay for the next 30 years the massive non-taxpayer supported debt, Affordable Municipal Daycare Centres to be established in Wards 4,5, and 6, Allowing The Integrity Commissioner to read affidavits without being pre-screened by Council, No more behind closed doors backroom/private deals with Unions, Obtaining more Municipal Powers from The Province…many more in mind.

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