Voters in the Haliburton-Kawartha-Lakes Brock region will have nine candidates to choose from in the upcoming June 2 upcoming provincial election.
Gene Balfour, who previously ran in the federal election, will run again as the candidate for the Ontario Libertarian Party, Ben Prentice is running for the New Blue Party of Ontario and Fred Fischer is the Consensus Ontario candidate.
Also on the ballot, as reported in the May 4 Minden Times, Progressive Conservative long-time incumbent Laurie Scott, Liberal Don McBey, NDP Barbara Doyle, Green Tom Regina, Ontario Party Kerstin Kelly and None of the Above candidate Grant Dewar.
For more information on voting in the provincial election, including by mail or home visit, see www.elections.on.ca.
Registration for Ontario’s municipal elections opened on May 2.
Anyone wishing to run for council has until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19 to file nomination papers. Residents considering or wishing to run for council can find information and forms on their lower-tier municipality’s website or by contacting the municipal offices.
In Algonquin Highlands current Ward 2 councillor Lisa Barry is seeking re-election, current Ward 3 councillor Jennifer Dailloux has filed her nomination papers for a second term, while current deputy mayor and Ward 2 councillor Liz Danielsen has filed her nomination papers for mayor.
In Minden Hills, current Ward 1 councillor Bob Carter has filed his nomination papers for mayor, while fellow Ward 1 councillor Jennifer Hughey has filed her nomination papers for a second term as councillor. Longtime councillor and current deputy mayor Lisa Schell has filed papers to run again as deputy mayor. Councillor Pam Sayne has filed to retain her position for a third term as Ward 2 councillor.
In Dysart et al, Daniel Roberts has filed for the Ward 2 councillor spot, while longtime school board trustee Gary Brohman has filed his nomination papers again for the English public school board spot.
In Highlands East, current Deputy Mayor Cec Ryall is seeking re-election as Ward 3 councillor. Michel Charron of Verona has filed for the French separate school board trustee position.
The 2022 municipal and school board election will be held on Oct. 24.
For more information on voting in Algonquin Highlands, visit www.algonquinhighlands.ca/elections.php.
For more information on voting in Minden Hills, visit mindenhills.ca/clerks-department/elections/.