Coun­cil­lor on ex­ten­ded leave

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Coun­cil­lor Diane Choi­nière is on ex­ten­ded leave from her seat at the coun­cil table for the Ci­ty of Cla­rence-Ro­ck­land and al­so from her ad­vi­so­ry com­mit­tee du­ties. Her ab­sence is for me­di­cal rea­sons and both Mayor Guy Des­jar­dins and other coun­cil mem­bers, along with ci­ty staff, are avai­lable to hear concerns, re­quests, and ques­tions of the re­si­dents of Ward 8 that Choi­nière re­pre­sents. Mu­ni­ci­pal po­li­cy dea­ling with the ab­sence of coun­cil­lors from their du­ties states that af­ter th­ree months of conti­nuing ab­sence, coun­cil may be al­lo­wed to sanc­tion an ab­sen­tee coun­cil­lor if there is no good rea­son for the ab­sence. Du­ring the Aug. 8 re­gu­lar coun­cil ses­sion, the mayor and other se­ven coun­cil­lors gave una­ni­mous ap­pro­val to a mo­tion for an ex­ten­sion of the th­ree-month ab­sence gui­de­line to the end of De­cem­ber of this year to al­low Coun­cl­lor Choi­nière more time to deal with her me­di­cal concerns.

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