Councilor Mark King is taking a leave in his bid to become the riding's next MP.
King notified the city administration and the various boards and commissions of his request for a temporary leave of absence this morning to focus on the upcoming federal election campaign.
King is representing the People’s Party of Canada in Nipissing-Timiskaming.
“The Federal election campaign is short (40 days) and I need to focus my effort towards that at this time.” King said in a news release. “Although the majority of my attention will be on the October Federal election I will continue to be engaged in the activities of council and will still be available to the citizens of North Bay as their municipal councilor.”
The election is October 21.