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180   LAWS OF ONTARIO

is prepared which includes the new territory, it is sufficient that the candidate should have been entered on the last revised assessment roll of the municipality in which the territory before its annexation was situated, for a sufficient amount to qualify for election to the council of that municipality.

In unorganized territory, that is, territory without municipal organization, where a town-ship or union of townships is formed, the only qualification necessary at the first election is that the candidate shall be of the full age of twenty-one years, a British subject and a householder, resident in the municipality.

There is a long list of persons disqualified from serving in municipal councils. Without enumerating them in detail it may be well to call attention to the fact that municipal officials and employees, including public utility commissioners, are ineligible, as well as persons who are interested in any way, directly or indirectly, in contracts with the municipal corporation, or who are acting for any person, professionally or otherwise, in the prosecution of such a claim. Persons in default for the payment of taxes are also disqualified.


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