Council

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: 902-863-0162
Fax: 902-863-0460 

Email: lboucherThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Committee Involvement: Accessibility Committee, Audit Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, EDPC Board, Executive Committee, Alternative Resource Energy Authority Board, Antigonish Arena Association, Community Navigator Committee, EMO Advisory Committee. 

Councillor William Cormier

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Committee Involvement: Audit Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Executive Committee, Fire Committee, Police & Licensing Committee (C), Alternative Resource Energy Authority Board, Antigonish Affordable Housing Association, RK MacDonald Nursing Home Board.

Councillor Donnie MacInnis

Councillor Donnie MacInnis
Phone: 902-735-2823 or 902-968-1577
Fax: 902-863-0460

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Committee Involvement: Accessibility Committee (C), Audit Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, EDPC Board, Executive Committee, Fire Committee, Antigonish Arena Association, Community Navigator Committee, EMO Committee.  

Councillor Sean Cameron
Phone: 902-863-8854
Fax: 902-863-0460

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Committee Involvement: Audit Committee, Executive Committee, Fire Committee (C), Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA), Antigonish Town and County Crime Prevention, RCMP Advisory Board, RK MacDonald Nursing Home Board, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board.

Councillor Andrew Murray

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

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Committee Involvement: Audit Committee, Canada Day Committee, Executive Committee, Waste Management Committee, Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS), Antigonish Heritage Museum Board. 

Councillor Marry Farrell

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

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Committee Involvement: Accessibility Committee, Audit Committee, Planning Advisory Committee (C), EDPC Board, Executive Committee, Police & Licensing Committee, Waste Management Committee, Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA) Board. 

Councillor Diane Roberts

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

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Committee Involvement: Audit Committee, Executive Committee, Police & Licensing Committee, Waste Management Committee (C), Eastern Region Solid Waste Management Committee, RCMP Advisory Board (Alt C), RK MacDonald Nursing Home. 

Council Agendas:

  • The next Regular Town Council Meeting will take place on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. 

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

Council Minutes.

2016 Council Minutes2016 Council Minutes

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1Special Town Council Minutes - June 201951.23 KB
2Special Town Council Meeting Minutes - May 20191.69 MB
3Special In Camera Council Minutes - July 20207.71 KB
4Special Council Minutes - June 2020 via Videoconference103.62 KB
5Special Council Meeting Minutes - October 201910.26 KB
6Special Council Meeting Minutes - July 202052.72 KB
7Regular Town Council Minutes DRAFT - October 2020118.34 KB
8Regular Town Council Minutes - September 2019106.76 KB
9Regular Town Council Minutes - October 201890.7 KB
10Regular Town Council Minutes - November 201988.79 KB
11Regular Town Council Minutes - May 20191.6 MB
12Regular Town Council Minutes - June 2019107.15 KB
13Regular Town Council Minutes - July 201983.24 KB
14Regular Town Council Minutes - February 2020123.73 KB
15Regular Town Council Minutes - February 20191.32 MB
16Regular Town Council Minutes - December 2019130.82 KB
17Regular Town Council Minutes - April 20191.46 MB
18Regular Town Council Minutes - June 2019106.95 KB
19Regular Town Council Meeting Via Teleconference - April 2020117.79 KB
20Regular Town Council Meeting Minutes - June 2020101.63 KB
21Regular Town Council and Public Hearing Minutes - March 20192.66 MB
22Regular Town Council & Public Hearing Minutes - January 202094.67 KB
23Regular Council Minutes January 2019107.87 KB
24Regular Council Minutes February 201975.16 KB
25Regular Council Minutes December 2018105.22 KB
26Regular Council Minutes - October 201990.7 KB
27Regular Council Meeting Minutes - September 2019106.76 KB
28Regular Council Meeting Minutes - May 2020 via Videoconference98.7 KB
29Regular Council Meeting Minutes - July 2020106.67 KB
30Regular Council Meeting April 2020 Via Videoconference138.49 KB
31Regular Council In Camera Minutes - June 30 20207.7 KB
32Regular Council & Public Hearing Minutes - March 2019100.33 KB
33In Camera Minutes - September 20207.76 KB
34Audit Committee Meeting Minutes - September 201968.53 KB
3520 09 21 Regular Council Meeting118.14 KB
3618 11 19 Regular Council Minutes76.61 KB
3718 10 15 P H and Regular Town Council79.65 KB
3818 09 26 Speical Council Meeting74.4 KB
3918 09 20 Email Poll Sponsorship Big Gay Affair8.47 KB
4018 09 19 Email Poll World Special Olympics33.33 KB
4118 09 17 Regular Council Minutes86.36 KB
4218 08 15 Special Council39.43 KB
4318 07 16 Regular Town Council82.61 KB
4418 06 21 Special Council Minutes61.45 KB
4518 06 19 EPoll Minutes 74 76 Church Street Proposed D A 1 1811.2 KB
4618 06 18 Regular Council Minutes94.57 KB
4718 05 28 Regular Town Council71.42 KB
4818 05 04 EPoll Minutes V O N Flag34.52 KB
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5317 11 20; Regular Council Meeting108.85 KB
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5517 09 14; EPoll; Repairs to Clydesdale Watermain Crossing64.35 KB
5617 08 28; Special Council Meeting72.76 KB
5717 08 03; Special Council Meeting85.99 KB
5817 07 28; EPoll; 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games60.2 KB
5917 07 17 Regular Town Council108.47 KB
6017 06 19 Public Hearing and Regular Town Council Meeting191.14 KB
6117 05 15; Regular Council Meeting189.64 KB
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6617 01 09; Special Meeting of Council67.56 KB
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6916 09 19 Council Meeting110.37 KB
7016 08 15 Regular Council102.36 KB
7116 07 18 Regular Council98.54 KB
7216 06 07 In Camera EPoll Asphalt Patching Tender59.35 KB
7316 06 01 In Camera EPoll Parade March Run Permit Application57.91 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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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

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