Council

Antigonish Town Council 2016

Your Town Council consists of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and five Town Councillors, each elected for a four-year term. Antigonish voters elect the Mayor and Councillors, while the Deputy Mayor is selected and appointed through a Council motion. Councillors do not represent a specific district or ward, but rather each serves the Town as a whole.

Role of the Mayor

The Town of Antigonish uses the Mayor System. The Mayor presides over Council, and serves as the spokesperson for the Town. Additionally, the Mayor is responsible for monitoring the administration of government and to make recommendations to Council respecting the same. Along with providing leadership within the Town of Antigonish, the Mayor is involved in inter-governmental relations with the provincial and federal governments.

Role of Council

Your Council is responsible for representing the public and advancing Town of Antigonish's economic, social, and cultural well-being. In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, Council performs various important functions which include: representing the public interest and upholding the well-being of the Town, setting the short term and long term direction for the Town, formulating and passing municipal by-laws and policies, approving the Town’s budget, and setting tax rates.

Council is supported by Advisory Committees, which provide advice and recommendations on particular issues, programs, and services. Please visit our Committees and Boards page for more information.

Meetings of Council are held the third Monday of every month.

Mayor Laurie Boucher

Mayor Laurie Boucher
Phone: 902-867-5577
Fax: 902-863-0460 

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Committee Involvement: Planning Advisory (C), Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network, Building for Youth Commission, James River Stewardship Board, Alternative Resource Energy Authority, Accessibility

Councillor William Cormier

Councillor William Cormier
Phone: 902-863-3507
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Fire (C), Planning Advisory, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Regional Library Board, James River Stewardship board, RCMP Advisory Board, Alternative Resource Energy Board

Councillor Donnie MacInnis

Councillor Donnie MacInnis (Deputy Mayor)
Phone: 902-735-2823 or 902-968-1577
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Fire, Planning Advisory, Police & License, Recreation, Building for Youth Commission, EMO Advisory, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, (C) Accessibility

Councillor Jack MacPherson

Councillor Jack MacPherson
Phone: 902-863-6680
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Waste Management (C), RCMP Advisory (Co-Chair), Recreation, Building for Youth Commission, Eastern Region Solid Waste Management, Museum Board

Councillor Andrew Murray

Councillor Andrew Murray
Phone: 902-968-1248
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Beautification and Land Rehabilitation (C), Fire, Waste Management, Museum Board, Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) Liasion

Councillor Marry Farrell

Councillor Mary Farrell
Phone: 902-863-2741
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Recreation (C), Beautification and Land Rehabilitation, Police and License, Antigonish Crime Prevention, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Accessibility

Councillor Diane Roberts

Councillor Diane Roberts 
Phone: 902-863-2553 or 902-318-1284
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Police and License (C), Beautification and Land Rehabilitation, Waste Management, Antigonish County Adult Learning Association, RK MacDonald Nursing Home

Council Agendas:

  • Next Council Meeting: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. 

For a full schedule of Council and Committee meetings, please visit our Committee Calendar. 

Council Minutes.

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2Regular Council Minutes February 201975.16 KB
3Regular Council Minutes December 2018105.22 KB
4Regular Council & Public Hearing Minutes - March 2019100.33 KB
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718 09 26 Speical Council Meeting74.4 KB
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918 09 19 Email Poll World Special Olympics33.33 KB
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1418 06 19 EPoll Minutes 74 76 Church Street Proposed D A 1 1811.2 KB
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2417 09 14; EPoll; Repairs to Clydesdale Watermain Crossing64.35 KB
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2717 07 28; EPoll; 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games60.2 KB
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Getting on the Agenda

If you wish to make a presentation to Council, please contact Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 902-867-5580 for information on how to be added to the agenda.

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm