Quebec municipalities: the by-elections again postponed

Municipalités québécoises: les élections partielles encore reportées

The municipal by-elections in Quebec have once again been postponed due to the pandemic of COVID-19.

In the current context, in accordance with the guidelines of the public Health, the minister of municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, was asked to postpone again any by-election until August 7, 2020. The decision came at the end of the day Friday.

In the meantime, the ministry of municipal Affairs and Housing is working to determine how to allow municipalities to hold new elections, which are required.

These modalities will help to assure that these elections can be conducted according to the rules prescribed by the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, but also according to the sanitary measures in force.

A total of 43

Dated as of may 1, 2020, 43 by-elections were scheduled and could not be entirely held because of the state of public health emergency.

A first postponement until June 26, was held for the partial to be held in the months of march and April.

A total of 43 elections are affected by this decision. Quebec is not referred to, but Montreal and Longueuil yes.

List of 43 by-elections cancelled or whose election procedures have been cancelled since the march 14, 2020:

Name of the municipality / Date of election

  • Montreal 2020-03-15
  • Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs 2020-03-15
  • L’isle-Verte 2020-03-15
  • Saint-Michel-du-Squatec 2020-03-15
  • Our-Lady-of-the-Thank-you 2020-03-15
  • Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka 2020-03-15
  • Lochaber-Partie-Ouest 2020-03-22
  • Bromine 2020-03-22
  • Saint-Jean-de-Cherbourg 2020-03-22
  • Saint-Damien 2020-03-22
  • Marten 2020-03-22
  • Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac 2020-03-29
  • Godmanchester 2020-03-29
  • La Visitation-de-Île-Dupas 2020-03-29
  • Léry 2020-03-29
  • Waterloo 2020-03-29
  • Côte-Saint-Luc 2020-04-05
  • Rivière-Beaudette 2020-04-05
  • Saint-Urbain-Premier 2020-04-05
  • Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton 2020-04-05
  • Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague 2020-04-26
  • Armagh 2020-04-26
  • Sainte-Anne-du-Lac 2020-04-26
  • Saint-Camille 2020-04-26
  • Saint-Norbert-d’arthabaska 2020-04-26
  • Mont-Laurier 2020-04-26
  • The Bostonnais 2020-04-26
  • Val-Alain 2020-04-26
  • Hudson 2020-04-26
  • Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard 2020-04-26
  • Beauharnois* 2020-05-03
  • Drummondville* 2020-05-03
  • Notre-Dame-du-Laus* 2020-05-03
  • Rouyn-Noranda* 2020-05-03
  • Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults* 2020-05-03
  • Saint-Juste-du-Lac* 2020-05-03
  • Saint-Malo* 2020-05-03
  • Saint-Simeon* 2020-05-03
  • Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac* 2020-05-17
  • Saint-Lazare* 2020-05-31
  • Longueuil** 2020-06-14
  • Mont-Saint-Hilaire** 2020-06-14
  • Otterburn Park** 2020-06-14
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