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June 28, 2017
City Council appoints Jim Hart as Councillor for Ward 44 – Scarborough East
At today's special meeting of City Council, Jim Hart was appointed to the Office of Councillor for Ward 44 – Scarborough East. The appointment is effective immediately and until the current term of City Council expires on November 30, 2018.

A total of 47 candidates participated in the appointment process. Each candidate was given an opportunity to address Council and answer questions at today's meeting.

City Council voted to use an appointment process to fill this vacancy at its meeting in May. The appointment process involved candidates indicating their interest by submitting an application and a special meeting of City Council to hear from candidates.

Eligible candidates were required to complete a Declaration of Qualification, Consent of Nominee and provide identification showing name, signature and qualifying address within the City of Toronto. Applicants were also able to submit letters, biographies or related documents to be considered by City Council in support of their candidacy. All forms and documents submitted by the applicants are a matter of public record, available through the City Clerk's Office.

More information about the appointment process is available on the City of Toronto website at

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