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Mayor & Council


A mayor and six councillors govern the City of Kenora. They are elected under the terms and provisions of The Municipal Elections Act for a four-year term. The current Council’s term expires November 2018.

City Council is the custodian of the powers of the Municipality and with the exception of certain statutory officers and certain statutory boards, is the sole agency whereby such powers may be exercised. In essence the Council is the general agent of the Corporation for all purposes and is the means whereby the City may bind itself to a course of action.

Municipal Councils combine both legislative and administrative functions. As the law-making body of the City, the Council develops policies and enacts By-laws and resolutions in accordance with its statutory powers.

Section 130 of The Municipal Act, 2001, provides that every Council may pass such by-laws and make regulations for the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants.

Kenora City Mayor and Councillors for the 2014 to 2018 term

City Council 2014 - 2018

Councillor Dan Reynard, Councillor Mort Goss, Mayor David Canfield, Councillor Rory McMillan, Councillor Sharon Smith, Councillor Colin Wasacase, Councillor Louis Roussin

Acting Mayor Appointments

Mort Goss  December 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015
Rory McMillan  August 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Dan Reynard  April 1, 2016 to November 31, 2016
Louis Roussin  December 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017
Sharon Smith  August 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Colin Wasacase  April 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018