Information for Candidates

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This Guide has been prepared by the Town of Orangeville’s Clerk’s Division as a supplement to the guidance published by the Province of Ontario. This Guide provides information that is pertinent to candidates running for office in the Town of Orangeville. 

It is important to note that the contents of this document are intended only as a guide and may not recite all applicable statutory references.  It is not meant to replace provincial legislation.  For further assistance on any of the information contained in this Candidates’ Guide, please contact the Clerk’s Division.

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speaker_notes Municipal Election Signs Posting and Removal

The Town’s Election Sign By-law regulates the placement of election signs on municipal and private property.

An election sign shall not be located in a manner that interferes with or obstructs the view of any traffic sign or signal or in any way be hazardous to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

An election sign is not permitted in a voting place or premise.

Town staff will notify a candidate or a property owner, as the case may be, if a sign is removed in contravention of the insert_link Election Sign By-law.

The Town’s Election Sign By-law is included in the Candidates’ package. If you have any questions regarding election signs, please contact the Town at 519-941-0440.

  • Please refer to sections 88.2 (2), 88.2 (3) and 88.2 (4) of the Municipal Elections Act regarding the display of signs within a condominium corporation.

Please note that candidates cannot post their election signs before September 9, 2022 (45 days prior to the day of the municipal election) and must remove their signs by October 27, 2022 (3 days following the municipal election).

 

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Candidate Nomination Information

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Virtual Event - Joint Dufferin Candidate Information Session 

Candidate Information Session Presentation

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Virtual Event - Joint Dufferin Candidate Financial Information Session 

Candidate Financial Information Session Presentation

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Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections

Ontario Candidates' Guide

Calendars

2023 Town of Orangeville Council Calendar

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Are you a candidate, and have a question about town services and/or operations for campaign purposes that is not available on the town website?

Please complete the Candidate Q&A Form or submit your questions by email to: [email protected] All questions and/or requests for information made will be easily accessible and shared on our Candidate Q&A page.

All responses will be provided and posted on the Candidate Q&A page within seven business days of receiving the request, except when additional time and costs are required for research and record retrieval. All candidates and registered third party advertisers will be notified of this process upon filing their nomination or registration papers with the Town Clerk.

Information requested that is not public record will be denied under this process and the requester may determine whether to proceed with an inquiry under the insert_link Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This process is in place to eliminate duplication, maximize efficient use of staff resources, and ensure that all candidates or potential candidates have access to the same information.

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Questionnaire Responses:


Will there be an All Candidates Debate Night hosted by the Town? (September 8, 2022)

Pursuant to the Town’s Use of Corporate Resources During an Election Policy, the Town cannot contribute (financially or in-kind) to the hosting of a candidates meeting.

Anyone interested in hosting an all-candidates meeting on Town Property may do so (if rented in accordance with the Town’s rental procedures), provided that all candidates for an office are invited to attend the event by the event organizers. Furthermore, campaign materials may only be distributed in the designated rented meeting space.


What roads am I allowed to put election signs on? (September 8, 2022)

Candidates are permitted to have signs on collector and arterial roads. These are represented by the green highlighted roads on the Municipal Election Sign Map shown on the Election Portal. 

Signs are permitted to be on private property with the permission of the homeowner(s).


Is there a Poll Map for the Town? (September 7, 2022)

This is a link to an interactive poll map.

There have been no changes to the poll map during this term of Council.


Can I campaign at the Town's "Walk off the Earth" concert? (September 16, 2022)

Pursuant to the Use of Corporate Resources Policy, no person shall conduct campaign related activities on Town Property that contains a Town building, and no campaign related activities are permitted to take place at any function hosted by the Town whether held on Town property or not.


Are election signs allowed on the boulevard portion of a highway that abuts private property? (September 13, 2022)

Signs are only allowed on the boulevard of permitted streets. An officer may remove an election sign that does not comply with the By-law without notice. Should a sign be retrieved by an officer, the respective candidate will be contacted and provided the opportunity to retrieve the sign(s) at no cost within three (3) business days from the date of notification.


Are candidates able to campaign at the Farmer's Market? (September 13, 2022)

Please contact the BIA, as it has a Use of Corporate Resource During an Election Year Policy, and would be able to provide information regarding any possible restriction with respect to the Farmer’s Market. Please note that campaign related activity is not allowed on Town Hall property.


Can a resident host an informal candidate meet and greet during a Farmers Market Saturday in Alexandra Park? (September 1, 2022)

Pursuant to the Town’s Use of Corporate Resources Policy, there is no restriction on campaign related activities at Alexandra Park (with the exception of election signs) but please note that campaign related activity is not allowed on Town Hall property.

With respect to the Farmer’s Market itself, please contact the Orangeville BIA, as it has a Use of Corporate Resource During an Election Year Policy, and would be able to provide information regarding any possible restrictions

- Updated September 13, 2022


Can images of Town assets/resources be used in campaign materials? (June 14, 2022)

No person shall use corporate resources for any communications related to any campaign related activities, including the town website, social media, domain names, and other corporate systems, or any material produced, printed, displayed or distributed by the Town, except as follows:

Links to the Town’s website are permitted by a candidate or registered third party election website solely for the purpose of providing the public information about the election or for sharing Town program/service information.

“Corporate resources” means Town property, assets, equipment, technology, hardware, software, software licenses, vehicles, supplies, services, employees, or any resource that belongs to or is funded by the town and includes, but is not limited to the Town logo, crest, coat of arms, flag, slogan, uniform, badge or other similarly branded corporate resources or property.


Is there any restrictions as to when I can put a car magnet on vehicle advertising me seeking re-election? It isn’t mentioned in the election sign by law so I assume I can put on my vehicle before September 9? (August 8, 2022)

You are permitted to advertise on a vehicle, but not until September 9 as the election sign by-law defines election sign as "a sign advertising, promoting, supporting, opposing or taking a position with respect to:(a) a candidate or political party in an election under the Canada Elections Act, Election Act (Ontario), or the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or any other election legislation....." and defines a sign as a " device, structure, medium or vehicle that uses any colour, form, graphic, illumination, symbol or writing to convey information of any kind."


Please provide water rates over the past five years. (August 29, 2022)

The water rates are enclosed in the files below and are broken down by meter size.

Water Rates - January 2018

Water Rates - January 2019

Water Rates - January 2020

Water Rates - January 2021

Water Rates - January 2022

Rates 2015 - By-law 020-2015 - Water and Wastewater Systems


Are there dates scheduled that a mobile polling station will be set up in retirement centres, such as Lord Dufferin, Montgomery, and Avalon? If so, do you have those dates scheduled? (August 29, 2022)

We will be providing reduced hour voting opportunities on Election Day, October 24, 2022, for those residing at Lord Dufferin Centre (10:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.), Bethsaida Retirement Home (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.), Chartwell Montgomery (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.), and Avalon Retirement Lodge (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.). We will also be providing a reduced hour voting opportunity at Headwaters Health Care Centre (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) for patients who are disabled, chronically ill or infirm.


Investment figures for Orangeville from 2018 to 2022 (August 26, 2022)

2018 Permit Summary

2019 Permit Summary

2020 Permit Summary

2021 Permit Summary

2018-2022 Employment and Unemployment Rates

2018-2022 Planning Approval Highlights

Budget and Finances - Town of Orangeville


What are the municipal tax rate increases for the last eight years? (August 23, 2022)

Year

  Levy Increase Year Over Year %

2022

0.83

2021

0.97

2020

1.5

2019

2.89

2018

4.6

2017

4.8

2016

5.1

2015

3.7


Unlike the required timeline applied to election signage (September 9th to October 27th, 2022), can candidates distribute their election materials/collateral as soon as they have submitted and have their candidacy confirmed on the Town's election site? (August 10, 2022)

The Election Sign by-law does not apply to the distribution of personal election materials (such as pamphlets). Candidates may do so once their nomination forms have been filed with the Clerk.


Name Info Documents
Patterson, Jeffrey Wallace email [email protected][email protected]
phone 226-558-1800
home 13 Parsons Street
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Post, Lisa email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-216-8368
home 35 Newton Drive, L9W 3E3
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Reid, Kim email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-278-0264
home 31 Morgandale Crescent
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Williams, Jeremy email [email protected][email protected]
phone 888-407-0727
home 6 Elm Avenue
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Castiglione, Trevor email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-938-7179
home 31 Morgandale Crescent
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Taylor, Todd email [email protected][email protected]
phone 416-574-1894
home 43 Zina Street L9W 1E3
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Andrews, Joe email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-278-1079
home 193 Credit Creek Boulevard
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Bond, Peggy email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-938-7857
home 18 Goldgate Crescent
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Butko, Ximena email [email protected][email protected]
phone 416-473-2714
home 11 Bennett Drive
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Garisto, Nick email [email protected]
phone (519) 941-9826
home 20 Paula Court
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Jackson, James email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-941-3027
home 50 Carlton Drive
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Macintosh, Andy email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-942-8663
home 118 Lindsay Court, Orangeville, ON L9W 4H1
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Prendergast, Tess email [email protected][email protected]
phone 416-458-6327
home 14 Fairview Place
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Sherwood, Debbie email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-942-4710
home 39 Maple Crescent
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Spence, Grant email [email protected][email protected]
phone 416-258-6739
home 426 College Avenue
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Stevens, Rick email [email protected][email protected]
phone 519-278-0927
home 308 Gooseberry Street
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Manzerolle, Kenn - ACCLAIMED email [email protected][email protected]
phone 416-476-8419
home 4 Dinnick Crescent
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