McDougall taking leave from council
Amanda McDougall is taking some time off from her duties as a CBRM councillor.
In a Facebook post, McDougall, who represents the mostly rural District 8 that includes Donkin, Albert Bridge and Louisbourg, will be off the job for an undisclosed amount of time.
“For personal reasons I will be taking some time away from the council office and will therefore be unable to answer calls and messages,” her post stated.
In the interim, District 8 residents who have questions or issues are being directed to Cathy MacIntyre either by email at cmmacin[email protected] or by phone at 902-563-5777. McDougall, who attended a Tuesday council meeting but was not in chambers for a Wednesday session, is the second councillor to take a leave from city hall.
District 6 Coun. Ray Paruch disclosed late last month that he is undergoing treatment for cancer and will be away on medical leave for an undisclosed period of time. The 70-year-old veteran representative has served on CBRM council since 1995.
CBRM officials confirmed that McDougall did give notification that she would be taking some time off. The Municipal Government Act (MGA) states that any elected representative who misses three consecutive meetings without the leave of council shall cease to serve as mayor or as a councillor.