On June 24, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision that Jim Karygiannis was subject to the penalties imposed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, which included the forfeiture of his seat as City Councillor for Ward 22.
Mr. Karygiannis sought leave to appeal this decision from the Supreme Court of Canada and was granted permission by the Ontario Court of Appeal to remain as a City Councillor pending a decision from the Court whether it would hear that appeal.
The Supreme Court of Canada today announced it would not hear the appeal by Mr. Karygiannis. By virtue of today’s decision by the Court, Mr. Karygiannis is no longer a City Councillor for Ward 22.
A report will go to City Council on September 30 with the option for Council to either appoint or direct a by-election to fill the seat.
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