2022 Municipal Election

For results of the 2022 Municipal & School Board Elections, visit the official Thunder Bay Municipal Election website at: tbayvotes.ca.

Application for a compliance audit

Any eligible elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened the rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 relating to election campaign finances can request a compliance audit of the candidate's finances. A compliance audit can be requested even if the candidate has not filed a financial statement.

To apply for a compliance audit of a councillor candidate or mayoral candidate:

  • Complete a Compliance Audit Application form.
  • Submit the form and any supporting documents by e-mail to cityclerk@thunderbay.ca, in person Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, or by mail to Krista Power, City Clerk & Returning Officer, 500 Donald St. E., Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3.
  • The Returning Officer must receive this form by Thursday, June 29, 2023 pursuant to s.88.33(3) and s. 88.35(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

The Compliance Audit Committee does not receive compliance audit applications for School Board Trustees. Applications must be made to the secretary of the applicable school board.

For more information about the compliance audits and the Compliance Audit Committee, visit www.tbayvotes.ca.

2022 Candidate financial statements

After the end of the campaign period, candidates must file a financial statement and auditor’s report (if required) disclosing all contributions and expenses for their campaigns. The deadline to file financial statements was March 31, 2023 at 2 p.m.

As per the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 s.88.23(2), any candidate who does not file a financial statement by the March 31, 2023 deadline is in default and subject to the following penalties: 
(a) the candidate forfeits any office to which he or she was elected and the office is deemed to be vacant; and
(b) until the next regular election has taken place, the candidate is ineligible to be elected or appointed to any office to which this Act applies. 

The following financial statements were prepared by candidates, themselves. Municipal staff have not verified or amended the information contained in the statements.

All nominated candidates are listed. Only those who have submitted financial statements will appear linked.

 * Candidates marked with an asterisk (*) did not file by the March 31, 2023 deadline and have been advised they are in default.  As per section 88.23(9) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the penalty stated in the Notice of Default does not take effect if, no later than 2 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023 the candidate files their financial statement and pays the Clerk a late filing fee of $500.

The financial statements were prepared in hard copy and filed in person, therefore the scanned PDF documents on the links, below, might not be fully accessible to screen readers. If you require documents in another format, please email OfficeoftheCityClerk@thunderbay.ca.


Kenneth Boshcoff

Clinton Harris

*Gary Mack - did not file as March 31, 2023 and is in default.

Robert Szczepanski

Peng You

 Councillor At Large

Rajni Agarwal

Rob Barrett

Mark Bentz

Shelby Ch’ng

*Dan Courtney - did not file as March 31, 2023 and is in default.

Marilyn Jane Cully

Kasey (Taylor) Etreni

Trevor Giertuga

Robert Girardin

*James Glavish - did not file as March 31, 2023 and is in default.

Bob Hupka

Shane Judge

*Iqbal Khan - did not file as March 31, 2023 and is in default.

Tracey MacKinnon

Stephen Margarit

Jim Mauro

Dino Menei

Allan Mihalcin

Donnalee Morettin

Adetunde (Ade) Ogunberu

Adelina Pecchia

Brian Joseph Phillips

Brian Tsubouchi

Matthew Villella

 Current River Ward

Andrew Foulds

Duff Stewart

Andy Wolff

 McIntyre Ward

Albert Aiello

Brent A. Boyko

 McKellar Ward

Cory Bagdon

Stephanie Danylko

Brian Hamilton

Lori Paras

 Neebing Ward

Brad DesRochers

Debra Halvorsen

Greg Johnsen

Shaun Kennedy

Basil Lychowyd

Yuk-Sem Won

 Northwood Ward

Bill Dell

Syed Kabir

Chris Krumpholz

Mike Maher

Dominic Pasqualino

 Red River Ward

Brad Ford

*James Dean Marsh - did not file as March 31, 2023 and is in default.

Martin Rukavina

Katherine Suutari

Jason Veltri

Michael Zussino

 Westfort Ward

John Collins

Alan D. Corbett

Kristen Oliver

David Tommasini 

 School Board Trustee - English Public - Lakehead District School Board

Ellen Chambers

Gary Christian

Kelly Fettes

*Ahsanul Habib - did not file as March 31, 2023 and is in default.

Pat Johansen

Gary Johnson

Donica LeBlanc

Ron Oikonen

George Saarinen

Paul David Sequeira

Ryan Sitch

Trudy Tuchenhagen

Leah Vanderwey 

 School Board Trustee - English Separate - Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

Eleanor Ashe

Lawrence Badanai

Anthony Foglia

Leanne Fonso

Gloria Gabrijelcic

Dina McFarlane

Matt Pearson

Tony Pucci

Tony Romeo

Adam Shaen

Francis Veneruz

 School Board Trustee - French Separate - Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales

Angèle Desbiens - Acclaimed

Claudette Gleeson - Acclaimed

Elodie Grunerud - Acclaimed

Victoria Mauro - Acclaimed

Donald Pelletier - Acclaimed

 School Board Trustee - French Public - Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario

Anne-Marie Gélineault - Acclaimed 

Withdrawn Candidates or Ineligible Candidates

Iain MacCrae

Mark Thibert

2018 Candidate financial statements

The financial statements are scanned and therefore are not accessible to screen readers, however we will provide the information in an alternate format upon request. If you require an accessible version please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 807-625-2230.


Angus, Ian

Cernjul, Kevin

Hailio, Ed

Judge, Shane

Mauro, Bill

Panetta, Peter

Pullia, Frank

Sawicki, Mariann

Councillor At Large

Armstrong, Diane

Bentz, Mark

Comuzzi, Moe

Ducharme, Kim

Figliomeni, Mark

Giertuga, Trevor

Hebert, Larry

Howie, Jim

Johnson, Rebecca

Krumpholz, Chris

MacKinnon, Tracey

Margarit, Stephen

Paras, Lori - Preliminary

Paras, Lori - Supplementary

Rajala, Marty

Ruberto, Aldo

Saari, Viktor

Santa, Orville

Staal, Norm

Timko, Lawrence

Upton, Jeff

Wanlin, Margaret

Wazinski, Frank

You, Peng

Current River Ward

Cressman, Jamie

Foulds, Andrew

Waddington, Dick

Wolff, Andy

McIntyre Ward

Aiello, Albert

Gulbinowicz, Adam

Ramage, Wesley

McKellar Ward

Hamilton, Brian

Jankovic, Robert

McLeod, Donald

Nurmela, Ashley

Neebing Ward

Fraser, Cody

Rickards, Robin

Rydholm, Linda

Sawchyn, Roberta

Northwood Ward

Ch'ng, Shelby

El Kahil, Mo

Red River Ward

Brown, Donna

McKinnon, Brian

Noonan, David George

Westfort Ward

Oliver, Kristen

Scarcello, Frank

Virdiramo, Joe

School Board Trustee - French Separate - Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales

Gleeson, Claudette

Grunerud, Elodie

Langevin, Mariette

Lauzon, Alain

Pelletier, Donald

School Board Trustee - French Public - Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario
Gelineault, Anne-Marie
School Board Trustee - English Public - Lakehead District School Board

Arnone, Margaret

Chambers, Ellen

Doughty-Smith, Susan

Johansen, Pat

Kromm, Adrienne

Lapierre, Debbie

Lappage, Cheri

Massaro, Deborah

Moore, Ryan

Oikonen, Ronald

Playford, Jack

Radbourne, Dwayne

Saarinen, George

Sitch, Ryan

Skogstad, Karl

Sylvestre, Laura

Tuchenhagen, Trudy

Zale, Robert M.

School Board Trustee - English Separate - Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

Ashe, Eleanor

Badanai, Lawrence

Cattani, Donald

DeBruyne, Debbie

Fonso, Loretta

Hupka, Bob

McFarlane, Dina

O'Brien, Kathy

Panikulam, James

Pascuzzo, John

Pucci, Tony

Romeo, Tony

Tremonti, Letizia

Veneruz, Francis

Walters, Tom

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When is the next municipal election?

Elections for municipal governments in Ontario are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October. The next City of Thunder Bay municipal election will be held on October 26, 2026. 

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