EMSB nominations closed

31 candidates vie for spots

By Joel Ceausu

Nominations have closed for the November 2 English Montreal School Board elections, with 31 declared candidates for the position of chairman and each of the 10 commissioner posts.

The candidates: Chairman: Angela Mancini  (Team Angela Mancini) and Anne Lagacé Dowson (Team Lagacé Dowson). For the first time this position will be elected by universal suffrage.

Ward 1 (Côte des Neiges/Snowdon/Outremont/Town of Mount Royal): Mordechai Antal (Team Angela Mancini), Lesley Chesterman (Team Lagacé Dowson), Ellie Israel (independent) and Pierre Albert Sevigny (independent).

Ward 2 (Montreal West/NDG): Ruth Rosenfield (Team Angela Mancini) Sherlyn Figueira (Team Lagacé Dowson), Joseph Lalla (independent), and Connie Primiano (independent).

Ward 3 (Westmount/Sud Ouest): Ginette Sauvé-Frankel (Team Angela Mancini), Julien Feldman (Team Lagacé Dowson), and Fergus Keyes (independent).

Ward 4 (Côte Saint-Luc/Hampstead): Syd Wise (Team Angela Mancini) and Warren Budning (Team Lagacé Dowson).

Ward 5 (St. Laurent): James Kromida (Team Angela Mancini), Vicky Rivard (Team Lagacé Dowson) and Rosana Montoute (independent).

Ward 6 (St. Michel/Villeray/Park Extension/part of Rosemont/ Plateau Mont Royal/Ville Marie East): Dominic Furfaro (Team Angela Mancini) and Agostino Cannavino (Team Lagacé Dowson).

Ward 7 (Ahuntsic/Montreal North): Sylvia Lo Bianco (Team Angela Mancini), Linda Cianfaglia (Team Lagacé Dowson) and Ahmed Benlemoudden (independent).

Ward 8 (St. Léonard): Patricia Lattanzio (Team Angela Mancini), Elvira Truglia (Team Lagacé Dowson), Joseph Mormina (independent) and Roberto Colavecchio (independent).

Ward 9 (Anjou/Mercier/ Hochelaga Maisonneuve/part of Rosemont–Petite Patrie): Rosario Ortona (Team Angela Mancini) and Mario Bentrovato (Team Lagacé Dowson).

Ward 10 (Rivière des Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles): Joe Ortona (Team Angela Mancini) and Rosa Cerrelli-Bilotta (Team Lagacé Dowson).

To vote you must currently be on the permanent list of electors in Quebec, be 18 years of age and over, a Canadian citizen, domiciled in EMSB territory, domiciled in Quebec for at least six months, not be under curatorship and not have been convicted of an electoral practice offence.

Any parent with a child registered in an EMSB school on September 30, 2014 is automatically entered on the English election list. You can verify whether your name appears on the list by calling 1-888-353-2846 or [514] 483-7200 ext. 8800, 8801 or 8802 (EMSB Election Office).

Advance polls will be open on Sunday, October 26. For more details, including the list of polling stations, visit www.emsb.qc.ca

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