Open Data

CBRM datasets available on thedatazONE.com

Did you know that the CBRM participates in the datazONE website, where you can access municipal datasets from across Nova Scotia?

Visit www.thedatazone.ca to view CBRM datasets, including Building Footprints, Electoral District Boundaries, Yearly Operating Budget and more.

Plus, additional datasets are added as they becomes available!

CBRM Job Opportunities

 

Regional Council and its Committees meet in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, NS. All regular meetings are open to the public.
Council meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and are broadcast on the local Cable TV channel and via live webcast.
The General Committee meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. and are broadcast via live webcast.

Click here to view the current Council membership on CBRM Standing Committees and external agencies.


The Minutes of the meetings are available once approved.

The video of the meeting, if applicable, will be available within one week of the meeting date.

Date/Time/LocationMeeting Agenda (PDF)Video

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Immediately Following General Committee
City Hall, Council Chambers

Special Council Meeting  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers
*note time change

General Committee Agenda (5.5 MB)  Video
Monday, September 25, 2017
3:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers
Special Council Meeting (2 MB) Video

Monday, September 25, 2017
1:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers

In Camera Council Meeting
pursuant to Sections 22(2)(a)&(c) of the MGA
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For further information, contact the Municipal Clerk's office by telephone (902) 563-5010, or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Elections 2016: General Information

 

The Municipal and School Board Elections will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Voters in CBRM will be electing:

  • The Mayor, elected by all voters in CBRM (at large);
  • A Councillor to represent them in one of twelve districts;
  • The School Board Member for which the voter is eligible, EITHER:
    • The Cape Breton-Victoria School Board (CBVRSB) member for their District, OR
    • The African Nova Scotia member on the CBVRSB (if eligible to vote
      for this member); or
    • The Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP) member (if eligible to vote for this School Board).

ELECTION DAY is Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (paper ballots only)  Click here for a full list of polling locations.

Advance Poll Voting (Internet & Telephone only - no paper ballots) - from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5th until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12th (24 hours/day).

 

Below is the official list of Candidates for the 2016 Municipal and School Board Elections:
  

Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor & Council

Mayor

Cecil Clarke

Cecil Clarke

Rankin MacSween

Rankin MacSween

Councillor District 1

Gordon MacDonald

Gordon MacDonald

Daniel 'Duke' Pero

Daniel (Duke) Pero

Clarence Prince

Clarence Prince

Councillor District 2

Bill MacDonald

Bill MacDonald

Earlene MacMullin

Earlene MacMullin

Wally March

Wally March

Diane Power

Diane Power

Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith

Lloyd Wilkie

Lloyd Wilkie

Councillor District 3

Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Andre Desjardins Jr

André Jr Desjardins

Cyril MacDonald

Cyril MacDonald

Michael MacNeil

Michael MacNeil

Esmond 'Blue' Marshall

Esmond "Blue" Marshall

Tom Vickers

Tom Vickers

Councillor District 4

Richard Fogarty

Richard Fogarty

Steve Gillespie

Steve Gillespie

Dave LeBlanc

Dave LeBlanc

Darlene Morrison

Darlene Morrison

Darrell Wilson

Darrell Wilson

Councillor District 5

Nadine Bernard

Nadine Bernard

Nigel Kearns

Nigel Kearns

Shawn Lesnick

Shawn Lesnick

Eldon MacDonald

Eldon MacDonald

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Councillor District 6

Roberta Lynch

Roberta Lynch

Ray Paruch

Ray Paruch

Paul Theriault

Paul R. Theriault

Councillor District 7

Ivan Doncaster

Ivan Doncaster

Robert MacNeill

Robert MacNeill

Joe Ward

Joe Ward

Councillor District 8

Amanda McDougall

Amanda McDougall

Kevin Saccary

Kevin Saccary

Councillor District 9

Seward Bonaparte

Seward Bonaparte

George MacDonald

George MacDonald

Lois MacDougall

Lois MacDougall

Steven MacNeil

Steven James MacNeil

Clarence Routledge

Clarence Routledge

Councillor District 10

Darren Bruckschwaiger

Darren Bruckschwaiger

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Councillor District 11

Kendra Coombes

Kendra Coombes

Lowell Cormier

Lowell Cormier

Councillor District 12

Tera Camus

Tera Camus

Jim MacLeod

Jim MacLeod

Kim Sheppard

Kim Sheppard

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB)

CBVRSB District 1

Fred Tilley

Fred Tilley

ACCLAIMED

CBVRSB District 2

Jack Toomey

Jack Toomey

ACCLAIMED

CBVRSB District 3

Stephen Parsons

Stephen Parsons

ACCLAIMED

CBVRSB District 4

Joyce Lind

Joyce Lind

ACCLAIMED

CBVRSB District 5

Brian MacArthur

Brian MacArthur

Stewart Matheson

Stewart Matheson

CBVRSB District 6

Amanda Carroll

Amanda R. Carroll

Joan Currie

Joan Currie

CBVRSB District 7

Laine Burke

Liane Burke

Jim MacEachern

Jim "Rico" MacEachern

CBVRSB District 8

Tracey Hilliard

Tracey Hilliard

Yvonne Kennedy

Yvonne Kennedy

CBVRSB District 9

Gary Fraser

Gary Fraser

ACCLAIMED

CBVRSB District 10

Cotter Oliver

Cotter Oliver

Charlotte Shaw

Charlotte Shaw

CBVRSB District 11

Lorne MacNeil

Lorne MacNeil

Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

CBVRSB District 12

Sandra Margettie

Sandra Margettie

Keith Neville

Keith Neville

African Nova Scotian Seat on the CBVRSB

Lorne Green

Lorne Green

ACCLAIMED

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

Clermont 'Monty' Charland

Clermont "Monty" Charland

Marcel LeFort

Marcel LeFort

 

Candidate Contributions

All contributions of $50 or over to a candidate’s campaign must be reported on Form 40 which will be provided in the Candidate’s packageFollowing the Election, contribution forms are open to public inspectionContributions made to Municipal or School Board candidates are not tax deductible – no tax receipts are issuedNo anonymous contributions are allowed.

Additional Resources (External Links):

2016 Candidates GuideNS

Municipal Elections Act

Elections 2016: Voters

Basic Qualifications to Vote:

You qualify to vote if:

- You are 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day (October 5, 2016);
- You have been ordinarily resident in Nova Scotia for 6 months before the first advance polling day (since April 5, 2016); and
- you are ordinarily resident in the municipality, or in an area annexed thereto, and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day.
- You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal and School Board Elections.

Please Note: an elector can vote for only one school board office in an election [Education Act, s.49(2)].

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB):

You qualify to vote if you you meet the basic qualifications described above.

African Nova Scotian seat on the CBVRSB:

You qualify to vote IF:
- You meet the basic qualifications described above, AND
- You are African Nova Scotian or a black person; or
- You are the parent of an African Nova Scotian as defined in the Education Act. In this context a guardian is considered a parent.

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP)

You qualify to vote IF:
- You meet the basic qualifications described above,  AND
- You are an “Entitled Parent” or “Entitled Person” whose first language learned and still understood is French; or
- You received your primary school instruction in Canada in a French-first-language program; or
- Any of your children have received or are receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in a French-first-language program. A French Immersion program is NOT a French-first-language program.

Where to Vote?

To find out where to vote on Election Day (October 15th), and which District you reside in, click here.

List of Electors

The List of Electors being used for the 2016 Municipal and School Board Elections is based on the most recent Provincial Voters' List. Eligible voters are now able to confirm whether or not their names are on the Voters' List using an online Electronic Voter Lookup.  Please click here to check and see if you are on the Voters' List!  Or you can contact the Returning Office at 902-563-5010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amendments or Corrections to the List of Electors

As per Section 38(3) of the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) the Returning Officer may make additions or corrections to the List  upon application by telephone, fax, e-mail or in person until three days before the first advance polling day (per Section 50A(1) of the MEA). In addition to the electronic voter lookup tool above, electors may find out if they are on the list of electors by visiting or contacting the Municipal Returning Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at:

Room 405, 4th Floor
City Hall, 320 Esplanade
Sydney, NS

Telephone: 902-563-5010
Fax: 902-564-0481
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will be asked for your name, your address and your date of birth.

 

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