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CALL FOR candidates

As a result of the appointment of Ward 4 Councillor Frank Dale as Peel Regional Chair on December 4, 2014. Councillor Dale was required to resign his seat on Mississauga’s City Council to fulfill his role at the Region of Peel Council declared the office of Ward 4 Councillor vacant on December 17.
On January 5, 2015, Council voted to call a by-election to fill this vacant Council seat in accordance with Section 262 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 .

Key dates for the Ward 4 Mississauga by-election include:

Financial Statement Information

Key dates:


You can be a candidate in the 2015 Municipal By-election if you:

You cannot be a candidate in the 2015 Municipal By-election if you are:

** Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and senators may be nominated for municipal office without having to resign their current seat in parliament. However, by 2 p.m. on March 13, 2015 (Nomination Day), MPs, MPPs and senators will be required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek municipal office.

Please note: the onus is on the individual to ensure that all qualifications are met. Should you require further information or clarification please contact the Elections Office at
905–615–VOTE (8683).


Candidate Packages including Nomination Forms are now available here or at the:
Office of the City Clerk
2nd Floor, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1

Forms must be submitted to the City Clerk between January 21 to March 13, 2015 (Nomination Day) at 2 p.m.

If you have any questions about being a candidate in the by-election call 905-615-VOTE (8683).

Campaign spending limits

The campaign spending limit for the office of Councillor Ward 04 is $41,367.25.

Important: Candidates are not allowed to spend money to campaign, or ask for or accept contributions, before filing nomination forms. There is a filing fee that must be paid when submitting a nomination form. The fee can be paid by cash, certified cheque, debit or credit card.

Appointment of Scrutineer

In order to appoint a scrutineer, candidates must fill in the Appointment of Scrutineer Form (also available in hardcopy at the Clerk’s Office).
Signed forms are to be brought to the polling location on By-election Day.


The following documents are helpful resources for Candidates of the 2015 Municipal By-election. Many resources from the 2014 Municipal Election have been repurposed for the by-election.