Local government | December 13, 2023
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has announced her resignation effective 5 p.m. EST on January 12, 2024. This comes after her recent victory as Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Mayor Crombie’s resignation will mark the end of her term as Mississauga’s Mayor, which began on December 2, 2014.
Mayor Crombie has provided the City Clerk with a letter indicating the date she intends to resign. After the resignation takes effect on January 12, 2024, City Council must then declare the Mayor’s seat vacant at the next Council meeting, which will be held on January 17, 2024. Once the Mayor’s seat has been declared vacant, her seat on Peel Regional Council will also be deemed vacant.
Mayor Crombie is currently appointed to the Alectra and Peel Police Services boards. Council will be asked to appoint new representatives. Today, Council nominated Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney, as the City’s representative on the Peel Police Services Board.
Mississauga has an Acting Head of Council By-law where councillors rotate into the position every two months on an ascending basis by ward. The Acting Mayor for December and January is Ward 4 Councillor, John Kovac.
Once the resignation occurs on January 12, 2024, Council has 60 days to pass a by-law for a by-election for the vacant seat. In accordance with s.284.12 of the Municipal Act, the Head of Council (Mayor) cannot be appointed. In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, a by-election must be called to fill the vacant position. No further details are available on the date of a by-election, but will be shared once Council has passed the by-law.
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