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Sackville Treasurer outlines budget priorities in a time of uncertainty

Sackville Treasurer Michael Beal is recommending three main priorities for next year’s municipal budget: (1) Maintaining the same level of town services for residents. (2) Continuing to pay down municipal debt while  pushing ahead with projects such as Phase III … Continue reading

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Expert says New Brunswick is following its tradition of ‘heavy-handed’ municipal reform

A professor of  local government at Dalhousie University says New Brunswick’s latest municipal reforms are in keeping with past ones including the sweeping changes imposed in 1967 as part of the Equal Opportunity program. “There tends to be a top-down, … Continue reading

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NB government moves to limit debate on municipal reform bill

In a move that some opposition MLAs called a “gag order,” the Higgs government is seeking to restrict the time for debate so that it can pass its municipal reform bill by Christmas. Bill Hogan, chair of the PC caucus, … Continue reading

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Mt. A. expert says Higgs government unlikely to push hard on municipal reform

An expert on municipal government in New Brunswick says the Higgs government risks political suicide if it presses too hard on municipal reform. Geoff Martin, a politics professor at Mount Allison University, says that may be why the commitment to … Continue reading

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