Province passes the Better Local Government Act

Posted On Wednesday August 15, 2018

BRACEBRIDGE, GRAVENHURST, GEORGIAN BAY, HUNTSVILLE, LAKE OF BAYS, MUSKOKA LAKES, AND DISTRICT OF MUSKOKA – On August 14, 2018, the Province of Ontario passed the Better Local Government Act which eliminates the direct election of District Chair in Muskoka.

In 2018, the District Chair will continue to be selected by the Members elected to District Council, a process that has been in place since the creation of the District Government.

The local municipalities in Muskoka will continue to plan their elections for Mayor, District Councillors, Ward Councillors, and School Board Trustees. Electors can vote by internet or telephone from October 12 to October 22, 2018.

Individuals interested in seeking nomination for the Office of District Chair can visit or contact Amy Back, Acting Clerk, at

If you have any questions about this or any other Township of Georgian Bay election matter please contact:

Jessica Gunby, Clerk
Township of Georgian Bay
1-800-567-0187 x242

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