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Eric Duncan (Canadian politician)

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Eric Duncan
Mayor of North Dundas
In office
December 1, 2010 – November 31, 2018
Warden of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry
In office
December 1, 2013 – December 1, 2015

Eric Duncan is a Canadian politician from the town of North Dundas, Ontario. .


At the age of 18, Duncan was elected to the municipal council of North Dundas making him one of the youngest elected officials in Canadian history.[1] After serving in his seat for four years he was elected as mayor of North Dundas in 2010. [1] Duncan defeated the then incumbent mayor Alvin Runnalls.

During his time as mayor, he gained national news attention when he temporarily lent his home to a Syrian refugee family.[2] The family managed to move to North Dundas after being sponsored by local North Dundas residences. In 2014, after serving his first term as mayor, Duncan was re-elected as mayor. [3][4] At the same time he was elected Warden of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry which is the upper tier of the municipality. [5]

In 2018, Duncan opted not to run for re-election for mayor. He instead ran to replace Conservative MP Guy Lauzon in the riding of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry in the 2019 Canadian federal election.[6] Duncan had served as Lauzon’s parliamentary assistant for nine years and as campaign manager during the 2015 Canadian federal election.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Spears, Tom. "22-year-old Carleton student wins mayoralty in North Dundas". www.ottawacitizen.com.
  2. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontario-mayor-temporarily-lends-his-home-to-syrian-refugees-1.4059377,
  3. "Mayor, Eric Duncan - Township of North Dundas". web.archive.org. 22 April 2016.
  4. "North Dundas 2014 Election Results".
  5. "Mayor Duncan Sworn in as Warden for SD&G".
  6. "Eric Duncan to run for region's Conservative nomination". 1 February 2019.

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