Lame Duck Council expected on July 27

Cobourg’s Council has a total of seven members and Provincial legislation says that if on nomination day (July 27), fewer than 75% are running for re-election, then it is in a “lame duck” position and restrictions apply as to what it can do.  So far, Gil Brocanier, Debra McCarthy and Forrest Rowden have declared they are not running so there will be a “lame duck” council on July 27.   At the next Council meeting on July 23, it is planned to pass a by-law to delegate the missing authority to CAO Stephen Peacock.  The issue has not previously been as big a concern but the period from Nomination day to election of a new council is longer this time than… Read complete articleLame Duck Council expected on July 27

John Henderson Runs for Mayor; Gil Brocanier to retire

Today, John Henderson formally announced that he’s running for Mayor and, at the Council meeting tonight, Gil Brocanier announced that he would not be running again.  John released a statement (see link below) and said he had been working on a detailed platform for some time but was not yet ready to release it.  His statement said that he has “first-hand experiences based on twenty-three years being engaged in various Town Advisory Committees, a member as well as the chair of the Cobourg Police Service Board along with two consecutive Council terms as Planning and Development Coordinator and most recently as Deputy Mayor.“  He emphasized the need to communicate well with the public and that “we have to get better… Read complete articleJohn Henderson Runs for Mayor; Gil Brocanier to retire

Adam Bureau to run for Council

Adam was the first person to file papers today to run for Council at the election on October 22, 2018.  In a Press Conference in front of Victoria Hall, Adam talked about his work for Cobourg as DBIA Chair  and how he “cares about the citizens of Cobourg”.  He said he would bring a new perspective and that it’s time for a change.  He said “let’s do this together”.  He also introduced Bill Patchett who is a strong supporter of him and will help with fundraising.  In his Press Release, Adam said that he sees this “role to be a natural progression from my past volunteer and professional work  … Community involvement is something I value deeply, and it is… Read complete articleAdam Bureau to run for Council