McIver Running Again In Northern Bruce Peninsula

The mayor of Northern Bruce Peninsula is looking to continue his run as one of Ontario’s longest-serving mayors.

Milt McIver says he has filed his paperwork to run in this fall’s municipal election, seeking to continue his 36-year run as a head of council.

McIver was first elected reeve of the former Lindsay Township in 1982 and held that position until amalgamation when he became mayor of Northern Bruce Peninsula in 1999.

He says there’s going to be some turnover at the council table, and he wants to provide some leadership for the new council.

“We have two of our councillors that are not returning, so we’re going to have definitely some new blood again, and so I think my experience would be good,” says McIver. “I have no personal agenda, I’m simply there for the betterment of Northern Bruce Peninsula.”

So far, one other candidate has emerged to challenge McIver, as Tobermory businessman Jim Mosiuk has filed to run for the mayor’s job.

McIver says the biggest issue for the community is finding ways to cope with ever-increasing tourism on the Bruce Peninsula and making sure there’s proper infrastructure to handle the crowds.

As for his longevity, if his re-election bid is successful, McIver would surpass former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion’s tenure as the second-longest serving mayor in the history of Ontario, with current Milton Mayor Gord Krantz holding the record at 38 years.

McIver says the potential of becoming Ontario’slongest-servingg mayor had no bearing on his decision to seek re-election.

“No, that’s not why I’m running, that’s not on the top of my list at all,” says McIver.