Former longtime Mississauga councillor will fill vacant Ward 2 seat


Published February 3, 2022 at 4:34 pm


A former longtime Mississauga city councillor is getting her Ward 2 seat back–at least for eight months or so.

Mississauga city council voted yesterday to appoint Pat Mullin to fill the Ward 2 seat left vacant when former councillor Karen Ras resigned last week.

Rather than hold a costly by-election, council decided to simply appoint Mullin to fill the vacancy until this fall’s municipal election on Oct. 24.

Her temporary term begins on Monday (Feb. 7) and will end on Nov. 14.

Mullin served as Ward 2 councillor for 29 years before choosing not to run again in the 2014 municipal election. During her time as City and Regional councillor, Mullin held the position of chair of the Region of Peel’s Finance and Budget committees, served as chair of the Peel Police Services Board and as chair of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority.

She was also a member of a number of boards and committees at the City of Mississauga, including the Bradley House Museum, the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee and Benares Museum.

According to the Municipal Act, if a councillor resigns prior to the end of their term, council has the option to hold a by-election or appoint an individual to fill the role.

Ras’ recent resignation has left a cloud over Mississauga city council. Her decision to leave was prompted by a series of incidents in which her car was vandalized, allegedly by one of her council colleagues.

An attempt by Ras to have Mississauga’s integrity commissioner investigate the matter was unsuccessful.

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