By Tamara Elliott – Global News
CALGARY- A mayoral candidate has essentially bowed out of the race—on election day.
Bruce Jackman was running for the mayor’s chair, but is a city employee. To be eligible, he would have had to take a leave absence by the Friday before nomination day, which he did not do.
As a result, he would not be eligible to become mayor if he won the election.
Jackman has since signed a declaration with the city, saying he understands that.
A notice of his ineligibility has been posted at voting stations.