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Boissoin finishes fifth in a four man race

The rookie politician finished fifth with just 98 votes
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Mayoral candidate Will Boissoin

Making disparaging remarks about North Bay police officers didn't help the campaign of mayoral candidate Will Boissoin apparently.

The rookie politician finished fifth with just 98 votes, more than 100 votes less than Mike Guillemette who had withdrawn and didn't even run a campaign.

Mayor Al McDonald was re-elected after garnering 8,017 votes.

"Isn’t every cop a slice of bacon! Oink oink," Boissoin wrote on his Facebook page.

See: Boissoin admits to Facebook 'Bacon Oink oink' post disparaging local police

Boissoin at first denied the Facebook page was his, suggesting a mayoral rival has set it up to hurt his campaign.

He later admitted it, then denied it a second time.

BayToday reached out to Boissoin but received no reply.

In surrounding municipalities, Hec Lavigne was acclaimed in Callander as was Peter McIssac in Powassan and Pauline Rochefort in East Ferris. Dean Backer was acclaimed in Mattawa.

Joanne Savage won re-election in West Nipissing, and Randy McLaren was re-elected in a two-man battle against Jules Gagne in Bonfield.

Voting difficulties in Huntsville meant the town is extending the voting period until tonight at 8 p.m.."Online voting system is continuing to experience significant slowdowns due to high volume usage" said a statement from the town.

The same has happened in Sudbury, due to the electronic voting system crash, the municipal election voting period has been extended by 24 hours until 8 p.m. tonight.

See: Bigger blames city staff for election night fiasco, says people will be held responsible




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