Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fired Thorhild County Councillors Can Stay on the Job Another Two Months: Judge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fired Thorhild County Councillors Can Stay on the Job Another Two Months: Judge

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Court gives Thorhild council members reprieve

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EDMONTON - A judge has ruled that three Thorhild County councillors who were fired by the Alberta government can stay on the job at least until mid-May.

Reeve Dan Buryn and councillors Wayne Croswell and Larry Sisson were dismissed last week over concerns about council infighting, conflict of interest and poor decision-making.

A temporary injunction allowing them to keep their positions has been extended until May 13 pending a final ruling on their firing.

Croswell said the councillors were hoping for a final ruling on Friday, but the province requested more time to study the matter.

"We were kind of hoping that a decision would be ruled today in our favour," he said in an interview. "It didn't happen, but at least things look pretty good. …

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