David Stockton’s candidacy for mayor of Thunder Bay was shortlived.
A day after filing his nomination papers at the city clerk’s office, Stockton’s name was removed from the candidates’ list after city officials discovered he’s not a Canadian citizen.
Under the Municipal Act, one must be a Canadian citizen over the age of 18 to run in a municipal election in Ontario.
To date only two candidates -- Mayor Keith Hobbs and Douglas MacKay have filed to run for mayor. A third, city hall critic Henry Wojak, attempted to file earlier in the week, but was told he had to re-file for legal reasons. The city has imposed a trespass order against Wojak after he sent repeated and allegedly abusive emails to city staff and elected officials.
In other nomination news, Andy Wolff has competition in the Current River ward race. Cameron Nielson filed to seek the seat currently held by Thunder Bay-Superior North provincial NDP candidate Andrew Foulds.