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No election race in Tay as all positions acclaimed

In Governance
Aug 25th, 2022
Tay Township municipal building. Staff Photo/MidlandToday

From BarrieToday, August 23, 2022
By Derek Howard

There will not be a race for the top two elected positions in Tay Township during the upcoming municipal election. In fact, all seven places around the council table will be acclamations.

Following Friday afternoon’s deadline to file nomination papers, the slate is set for the Oct. 24 election.

Incumbent Mayor Ted Walker, a longtime CAO and deputy mayor for various municipalities throughout his career, is unopposed and will be acclaimed to a second term as mayor.

Gerard La Chapelle decided not to seek re-election as the township’s deputy mayor. Current councillor Barry Norris is the lone candidate for the position and will also be acclaimed.

Tay has dissolved its ward system. So, there are five at-large council seats available in the election — and just five candidates.

Those candidates are: Sylvia Bumstead, Gerard La Chapelle (current deputy mayor), Judy Larmand, Paul Raymond (incumbent), and Sandy Talbot (incumbent).

Voters will also cast a ballot for trustees for the local school boards. Tyler Boswell and Robin Talbot will be vying for trustee of the English-language public school board.

Michael D’Amelio is the sole candidate for the English-language separate school board.

For the French-language public district board, candidates Saveria Caruso and Eric Lapointe will be looking to fill the role.

Claire Thibideau is the lone candidate entered as trustee for the French-language Catholic district board #64.

The list of candidates was certified by the township clerk’s office on Monday.

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