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Civic Petitions

Citizens have a right to petition their elected representatives and these are one of the various ways the public can bring grievances or concerns to the attention of Town Council. A petition is a written request signed by citizens that asks Town Council to do something within their power (jurisdiction) about a particular issue. Instead of many people writing individual letters to Council, it is much easier to create a petition. Even when a petition does not result in an immediate or obvious resolution, petitions are important because they communicate your opinion to Town Council and other citizens.


Is a petition a “public” document?

Personal information on a petition form is collected under the authority of section 28(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of informing Town Council of the views of the petition. Personal information will not be used by the Town for any purpose other than to ensure it meets Council's requirements for a valid petition and to ensure contact with the spokesperson or principal petitioner.


Submitting the Petition

Forward your Petition to the Municipal Clerk, 3 Kirkland Street W., PO Box 1757 Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4
by placing it in the secure drop box located at Town Hall (entrance off of the laneway on Kirkland Street).