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The Local Government Reform Process has moved to the next stage. The Government has released a Green Paper called Working Together for Vibrant and Sustainable Communities.
A green paper is a document that explains the issues that need to be addressed and
provides options to address them. This green paper is designed to encourage public
discussion. Members of the public and stakeholders are encouraged to share their
views and ideas on the opportunities presented.
This green paper outlines the challenges that communities face across the province.
For more information on the history of local governance and previous studies and
reports, visit gnb.ca/vibrantNB.
A green paper is not government policy. The feedback received through the
engagement process will be thoroughly reviewed and will help inform the release of
a white paper by the end of 2021. This is an opportunity to help shape the direction
of the province and its communities. The white paper will outline the policy changes,
designed in part by working committees, that the government plans to make to
strengthen the local governance system.
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In January 2021 the Government of New Brunswick announced that it had started the process of Local Governance Reform. CLICK HERE to read the announcement.
As part of the process, a new WEBSITE has been created that will be updated regularly with information on the process.
The Government is seeking the input of residents in preparing the way forward. If you have an idea you would like to share please contact our office, your MLA or the Government of New Brunswick to be sure you are heard.
The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick and The Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick are following, and participating in, the process as it unfolds in the coming months.
Check back here frequently for updates.