The Municipality of the District of Shelburne has made the decision to postpone the by-election for District 6, set for April 4, 2020, due to the escalating measures the Province is putting in place to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). “As of March 19, 2020, the Province has stated that among other restrictions, gatherings are limited to 50 people or fewer. Going ahead with the by-election would put staff, candidates and the community as a whole at great risk. This is also unfair to the candidates as they would be challenged to run an effective campaign. Going door to door is part of campaigning and in today’s environment, this is simply not safe to do”, stated Warden Penny Smith.
District 6 includes the communities of West Green Harbour, East Green Harbour, Western Head.
The Municipality will continue to monitor the postponement of the by-election and will re-evaluate once Public Health officials advises that it is safe to proceed.
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