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
Phone: 902-870-7795
Fax: 902-863-0460 
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Committee Involvement: Accessibility Committee, Audit Committee, RCMP Advisory 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

Deputy Mayor William Cormier
Phone: 902-863-3507
Fax: 902-863-0460
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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
Phone: 902-735-2823 
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: 902-318-6745
Fax: 902-863-0460
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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
Phone: 902-968-1248
Fax: 902-863-0460
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Committee Involvement: Community Enhancement Committee (C), Audit Committee, Police and License Committee, Pioneer Cemetery Committee, Canada Day Committee, Executive Committee, Waste Management Committee, Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS), Antigonish Heritage Museum Board. 

Councillor Mary Farrell 
Phone: 902-863-2741 or 902-870-0286
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 
Phone: 902-863-2553 or 902-318-1284
Fax: 902-863-0460
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Committee Involvement: Audit Committee, Executive Committee, Waste Management Committee (C), Eastern Region Solid Waste Management Committee, RK MacDonald Nursing Home (Sub Committee Quality, Safety and Governance), Antigonish Heritage Museum, Antigonish Community Transit.

Council Agendas:

  • The next Regular Town Council Meeting will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers. 

 

Council Minutes.

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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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