John W. Morgan

Politician, Person

1964 –

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Who is John W. Morgan?

John W. Morgan, is a Canadian lawyer, politician, and businessman. He was the mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia from 2000 to 2012.

Morgan is a graduate of the University College of Cape Breton and St. Francis Xavier University where he received a bachelor of science degree, majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics. He attended Dalhousie University where he obtained a masters degree in business administration and a bachelor of laws degree under the combined MBA/LLB degree program, graduating in 1990.

First elected in October 2000, Morgan has since been re-elected twice with over 80% of the votes cast.

Morgan filed a lawsuit on behalf of CBRM against the Government of Nova Scotia alleging unequal per capita provincial funding for his municipality. Morgan had applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to reject the Boundary Review citing the citizenry want a downsized municipal council. The eventual decision was that the Boundary Review was flawed and will need to be re-done by 2010.

On August 17, 2012, Morgan released a statement announcing that he would not reoffer in the 2012 municipal election.

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Born
May 7, 1964
Glace Bay
Also known as
  • Mayor John W. Morgan
Spouses
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Cape Breton University
  • Dalhousie University
Lived in
  • Sydney River, Nova Scotia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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