John W. Morgan

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John W. Morgan
Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
In office
Preceded by David Muise
Succeeded by Cecil Clarke
Personal details
Born (1964-05-07) May 7, 1964 (age 53)
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Spouse(s) Alana Morgan
Children 2
Residence Sydney River, Nova Scotia
Profession Lawyer, businessman

John W. Morgan, (born May 7, 1964), 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 master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in law under the combined MBA/LLB degree program, graduating in 1990.

First elected in October 2000, Morgan has since been re-elected twice (in 2004 and 2008) with over 80% of the votes cast.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] He was succeeded as mayor by Cecil Clarke.[4]


  1. ^ "Morgan re-elected mayor of CBRM". CBC News. October 18, 2008. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Cape Breton (Regional Municipality) (Re), 2007 NSUARB 154 (CanLII)". CanLII. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Cape Breton Mayor will not reoffer in fall election". CBC News. August 17, 2012. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Clarke and new CBRM council sworn in". Cape Breton Post. November 5, 2012. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved 2015-12-17.