05/04/2006

AMO Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
AMO has advocated for the need to move from a three-year to a four-year municipal term of office out of principle. Our interest in this issue was sparked by the Province’s move to a fixed, four-year term under Bill 86, the Election Statute Law Amendment Act. AMO believed that by fixing the date of the elections, the Province was moving to depoliticize the setting of election dates and to provide more certainty regarding the term of office.

AMO noted at that time that five of the ten provinces currently had a four-year term for municipal council.