Jane Toller has been elected warden of the Pontiac MRC, the first warden in the Pontiac’s history to be elected directly rather than selected from the MRC’s council of 18 mayors. Toller, who as Jane Pitfield served on Toronto’s city council and ran a somewhat quixotic campaign for Toronto mayor in 2006, took 46.7 percent of the vote, finishing well ahead of incumbent warden Raymond Durocher. The outgoing mayor of Fort-Coulonge took 18 percent of the vote.

Linda Davis finished third, ahead of former Pontiac MNA Charlotte L’Écuyer; onetime Calumet Island mayor Pierre Fréchette was only 40 votes behind L’Écuyer.

At the municipal level, new mayors in the Pontiac MRC include Gaston Allard in Fort-Coulonge, Maurice Beauregard in Campbell’s Bay and Serge Newberry in Île-du-Grand-Calumet. Two incumbent mayors were defeated decisively: Danielle Belec in Mansfield-et-Pontefract to Gilles Dionne, and controversial Thorne mayor Terry Murdock to Karen Daly Kelly. Several mayors were elected by very narrow margins, including Lynne Cameron of Portage-du-Fort (6 votes) and Sandra Murray of Shawville (16 votes). Only 6 of 18 mayors were elected by acclamation.

Voter turnout was extremely high for a municipal election. A total of 7,552 people voted in the warden election, which is just insane for a county whose entire population—not just those eligible to vote—was 14,251 in last year’s census.

Full results after the jump. Winners’ names are in boldface; incumbents are marked with an (i).

Pontiac MRC

Population: 14,251

Warden

Jane Toller: 3,528 (46.7%)
Raymond Durocher: 1,358 (18.0%)
Linda Davis: 1,022 (13.5%)
Charlotte L’Écuyer: 842 (11.1%)
Pierre Fréchette: 802 (10.6%)


Alleyn-et-Cawood

Population: 172

Mayor

Carl Mayer (i): 101 (54.0%)
Joseph Squitti: 50 (26.7%)
Karen (Kim) Montague Milford: 36 (19.3%)

Councillors

  1. Susan Tanner (i): by acclamation
  2. Jason Emery: 111 (60.3%)
    Ricky Lafleur (i): 73 (39.7%)
  3. Sidney Squitti (i): by acclamation
  4. John Emery: 94 (50.8%)
    Ronnie Lafleur (i): 91 (49.2%)
  5. Mona Giroux-Woodstock: 108 (58.7%)
    Christopher Salt (i): 76 (41.3%)
  6. Grace Becky Early: by acclamation

Bristol

Population: 1,036

Mayor

Brent Orr (i): by acclamation

Councillors

  1. Phillip Holmes (i): by acclamation
  2. Archie Greer: by acclamation
  3. Colette O’Malley (i): by acclamation
  4. Greg Graham (i): by acclamation
  5. Brian Drummond (i): by acclamation
  6. Debbie Kilgour (i): 244 (51.8%)
    Kenneth Bernard: 227 (48.2%)

Bryson

Population: 697

Mayor

Alain Gagnon (i): by acclamation

Councillors

  1. David Miljour (i): by acclamation
  2. Diane Tourangeau Lance: 175 (60.6%)
    Pierre Graveline: 114 (39.4%)
  3. Joanne Ralston (i): by acclamation
  4. Wayne Cameron (i): 220 (78.0%)
    Robert Germain: 62 (22.0%)
  5. Paul Gauthier (i): 143 (51.1%)
    Suzanne Romain: 137 (48.9%)
  6. Jian Zhang (i): by acclamation

Campbell’s Bay

Population: 744

Mayor

Maurice Beauregard: 242 (52.4%)
Lisa Dagenais: 220 (47.6%)

Councillors

  1. Raymond Pilon (i): 267 (57.5%)
    Stéphane Barbarie: 197 (42.5%)
  2. Timothy Ferrigan (i): by acclamation
  3. Jean-Pierre Landry: 274 (60.4%)
    Scott Laporte: 180 (39.6%)
  4. Stéphanie Hébert-Shea: 283 (61.8%)
    Richard Gratton: 175 (38.2%)
  5. Lois Smith: 245 (52.6%)
    Michel Dubeau: 221 (47.4%)
  6. Suzanne Dubeau-Pilon (i): 227 (48.9%)
    Cletus Ferrigan: 164 (35.3%)
    Julie Angleheart: 73 (15.7%)

Chichester

Population: 328

Mayor

Donald Gagnon (i): by acclamation

Councillors

  1. Dustin Denault: 114 (57%)
    Theresa Wynne Traill: 86 (43%)
  2. Louis Schryer (i): by acclamation
  3. Jacques Fleury (i): 143 (69.8%)
    Janet Fleury: 62 (30.2%)
  4. Chrissy Ann Payne: 128 (63.1%)
    Gail Gagnon Martin: 75 (36.9%)
  5. Corey Bissonette: 126 (62.4%)
    Melanie Jones: 76 (37.6%)
  6. Neil Maloney (i): 133 (65.2%)
    Glen Gagnon: 71 (34.8%)

Clarendon

Population: 1,256

Mayor

John Armstrong (i): 347 (59.1%)
Gerald F. Dagg: 240 (40.9%)

Councillors

  1. Rick Younge (i): by acclamation
  2. Jonathan Dagg: 322 (55.7%)
    James Howard (i):
  3. Phillip Elliot (i): by acclamation
  4. Edward Walsh: 302 (52.4%)
    Keven Knox (i): 186 (32.3%)
    Luc Lapointe: 88 (15.3%)
  5. Eric Smith (i): by acclamation
  6. Mavis Hanna (i): by acclamation

Fort-Coulonge

Population: 1,433

Mayor

Gaston Allard: 585 (73.2%)
Jacques Masseau: 214 (26.8%)

Councillors

  1. Christine Francoeur: 630 (78.8%)
    Gilles Beaulieu (i): 170 (21.2%)
  2. Gaétan Graveline (i): by acclamation
  3. Pierre Vaillancourt (i): 413 (51.7%)
    Mélissa Lemay: 386 (48.3%)
  4. Debbie Laporte (i): by acclamation
  5. Nathalie Denault (i): by acclamation
  6. Lise A. Romain (i): by acclamation

L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet

Population: 626

Mayor

Serge Newberry: 144 (33.9%)
Paul-Émile Maleau: 125 (29.4%)
Mario Tremblay: 105 (24.7%)
Lina Lacroix-Ricard: 51 (12.0%)

Councillors

  1. Martin Betrand: 278 (65.3%)
    Lyne Tremblay: 148 (34.7%)
  2. Mario Bérard: by acclamation
  3. Mona Donnelly: by acclamation
  4. Patrice Dumouchel: 225 (52.7%)
    Anik Boulanger: 138 (32.3%)
    Sylvain Tremblay: 64 (15.0%)
  5. Réjean Meilleur (i): 203 (48.1%)
    Brian Duval: 126 (29.9%)
    Jeneviève Lemaire: 93 (22.0%)
  6. Elie James Azola Moankong: 214 (50.7%)
    Richard LaSalle (i): 208 (49.3%)

L’Isle-aux-Allumettes

Population: 1,334

Mayor

Winston Sunstrum (i): 342 (39.1%)
Kevin Vickers: 286 (32.7%)
Geneviève O’Brien: 247 (28.2%)

Councillors

  1. Mariette Sallafranque: 528 (61.8%)
    Marc Deslauriers (i): 326 (38.2%)
  2. Louis Lair (i): 449 (52.4%)
    Edward Tierney: 407 (47.6%)
  3. Patrick Montgomery: 613 (70.5%)
    André Vaillancourt: 256 (29.5%)
  4. Nancy McGuire: 518 (60.6%)
    Eldon Adam: 337 (39.4%)
  5. Roger Lavoie (i): 513 (59.7%)
    Philip Perry: 346 (40.3%)
  6. Patrick Tallon (i): 471 (55.2%)
    Robert Chafe: 382 (44.8%)

Litchfield

Population: 459

Mayor

Colleen Larivière (i): 208 (58.6%)
Brian (Champ) Corriveau: 147 (41.4%)

Councillors

  1. Terry Racine (i): by acclamation
  2. Donald Graveline (i): 195 (55.9%)
    Charles Stephens: 154 (44.1%)
  3. Denis Dubeau (i): by acclamation
  4. Joseph John Belanger (i): by acclamation
  5. Emile Morin (i): by acclamation
  6. John Stitt: 134 (38.0%)
    Robert Brisebois: 81 (23.0%)
    Guylaine Marcil: 73 (20.7%)
    Richard Crawford: 65 (18.4%)

Mansfield-et-Pontefract

Population: 2,285

Mayor

Gilles Dionne: 812 (62.9%)
Kathleen Belec (i): 321 (24.9%)
Terence Levesque: 158 (12.2%)

Councillors

  1. Kim Laroche: 827 (64.6%)
    Leslie Bélair: 453 (35.4%)
  2. Brian Boisvert: by acclamation
  3. Luc Sicard: 709 (55.3%)
    René Ladouceur: 573 (44.7%)
  4. Garry Ladouceur (i): 673 (52.5%)
    Richard Morrissette: 610 (47.5%)
  5. Claudette Béland (i): 768 (59.6%)
    Gaétan Fortin: 456 (35.4%)
    Louis-Philippe Fortin: 64 (5.0%)
  6. Sandra Armstrong: 685 (53.4%)
    Neil Gervais (i): 599 (46.6%)

Otter Lake

Population: 932

Mayor

Kim Cartier-Villeneuve (i): by acclamation

Councillors

  1. Carlen Lafleur: 269 (52.4%)
    Rachel Lapointe: 244 (47.6%)
  2. Desiree Tremblay: by acclamation
  3. Kathleen Gauthier: 279 (54.1%)
    Jennifer Vadneau (i): 237 (45.9%)
  4. Vicky Dubeau (i): by acclamation
  5. Ivan Leblanc (i): by acclamation
  6. Robin Zacharias: 384 (74.4%)
    Jacques Gauthier (i): 132 (25.6%)

Portage-du-Fort

Population: 234

Mayor

Lynne Cameron (i): 94 (51.6%)
Nicole Racine Thompson: 88 (48.4%)

Councillors

  1. Debra Greenshields: by acclamation
  2. Sharon Goodfellow Brinkworth: by acclamation
  3. Gerald Manwell (i): 93 (51.1%)
    Edward Thompson: 89 (48.9%)
  4. Jacques Guerette (i): by acclamation
  5. Cody Coughlin: 134 (74%)
    Frank Sofalvi: 47 (26%)
  6. Alan Farrell (i): by acclamation

Rapides-aux-Joachims

Population: 156

Mayor

James Gibson (i): 56 (60.2%)
Marc Deschenes: 37 (39.8%)

Councillors

  1. Doris May Larochelle: 55 (59.1%)
    Anne Butler (i): 38 (40.9%)
  2. Noel Leclerc (i): 51 (54.8%)
    Annie Morin: 42 (45.2%)
  3. Mareen Sarrazin: 70 (75.3%)
    Dale Levesque (i): 23 (24.7%)
  4. Paul-André Paquette: 56 (60.9%)
    Carole Desnoyers (i): 36 (39.1%)

Shawville

Population: 1,587

Mayor

Sandra Murray (i): 360 (51.1%)
William McCleary: 344 (48.9%)

Councillors

  1. Keith Harris (i): by acclamation
  2. Denzil Yach: by acclamation
  3. Peggie Sheppard (i): by acclamation
  4. Jaime Christie: 571 (81.2%)
    Donna Andrew: 127 (18.2%)
  5. William Hobbs (i): by acclamation
  6. Patti Moffatt (i): by acclamation

Sheenboro

Population: 141

Mayor

Doris Ranger (i): by acclamation

Councillors

  1. Dick Edwards (i): by acclamation
  2. John Brennan (i): by acclamation
  3. Rick Bradshaw: 90 (60.8%)
    Donald Krieger (i): 58 (39.2%)
  4. Lorna Brennan Agnesi (i): by acclamation
  5. Lawrence Gleason (i): 78 (53.1%)
    Neil Meehan: 69 (46.9%)
  6. Karen Shea (i): by acclamation

Thorne

Population: 448

Mayor

Karen Daly Kelly: 244 (66.0%)
Terence Murdock (i): 126 (34.0%)

Councillors

  1. Robert Wills: 264 (73.3%)
    Robert Cyrus Black: 96 (26.7%)
  2. Marsha Steinke Bean: 248 (69.5%)
    Darren Knox: 109 (30.5%)
  3. Megane Bretzlaff: 282 (76.2%)
    Marguerite May Born (i): 88 (23.8%)
  4. Deborah Stafford (i): 229 (63.4%)
    Shawn Kluke: 132 (36.6%)
  5. Robert Charette: 244 (67.6%)
    Daniel Soroka: 117 (32.4%)
  6. Jammie-Lee Coursol (Thrun): 212 (59.9%)
    Robert B. Blaskie: 142 (40.1%)

Waltham

Population: 378

Mayor

David Rochon (i): by acclamation

Councillors

  1. Brenda Landry (i): by acclamation
  2. Gerard Pharand (i): by acclamation
  3. Ramona Marion (i): by acclamation
  4. Odette Godin (i): by acclamation
  5. Elwood Allard (i): by acclamation
  6. Pierre Gauthier (i): by acclamation