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Mississauga City Council Declares Intention to Fill Ward 5 Vacancy Through By-election

May 13, 2011

On Wednesday, Mississauga City Council declared its intention to proceed to fill the vacancy of Ward 5 Councillor through a by-election and directed staff to prepare a report back to Council outlining the details of a municipal by-election.

The staff report, due no later than July 6, 2011, will include key dates and budget requirements for holding the by-election. A by-law to fulfill the requirements of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25 would be enacted at that meeting.

As a result of the election of Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams to the House of Commons of Canada, in accordance with Section 262 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, Council declared the office of Ward 5 Councillor vacant, with the vacancy to become effective once Adams has been sworn in as a Member of Parliament.

Once the vacancy becomes effective, Mayor Hazel McCallion with support from Council, will ensure Ward 5 residents continue to be represented and appoint a replacement to the committees Councillor Adams was appointed for the 2010 – 2014 term of office.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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