Public Notice: Municipal Regulation Investigation

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

Public Notice: Municipal Regulation Investigation

The City of Corner Brook has received complaints in relation to benches placed by Councillor Buckle and/or his campaign supporters on Municipal Election Day due to their proximity to the polling station located at St John the Evangelist on Main Street and their obstruction of a City sidewalk.

This matter has been investigated by the City of Corner Brook and the City has issued a Municipal Regulation Violation Notice to Councillor Buckle under the City of Corner Brook Street By-Law in relation to the placement of benches on the City’s sidewalk.

Section 28: A person shall not place or move any thing on a sidewalk where such placement or movement will cause damage to the sidewalk or curb or where such rolling or placing of such thing will obstruct the free passage of the public.
City Of Corner Brook Street By-Law

 While the City has also received requests to remove Councillor Buckle from his position on Corner Brook City Council, the City wishes to clarify to the public that the City does not have jurisdiction to address any alleged contraventions of the Municipal Elections Act.

The remedy for complainants who believe a candidate has committed an unlawful act that would disqualify that candidate from serving on council is to file a petition with the court in accordance with section 68 of the Municipal Elections Act.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bonita Decaire
Information Officer, City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662
bdecaire@cornerbrook.com

October 3, 2017 4:12 p.m.