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Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
Executive Council

January 31, 2014

Strengthening Communities for a Prosperous Future

Provincial Consultations Informing Review of the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Framework

The review of the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Framework is progressing with the launch of public consultations. The Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Public Engagement, in partnership with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, will consult with municipalities, residents, businesses and key stakeholders from January 31 to April 2. These discussions will identify options to change the way services are delivered, paid for and shared to better position local governments in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Over the next few months we are consulting and engaging with residents, businesses and communities during our review of the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Framework. As part of this process, we are also meeting with key municipal stakeholders representing areas such as economic development, recreation and law enforcement to obtain their viewpoints. This will help ensure that this new framework is based on thorough analysis and careful consideration, so that we are best positioned to support sustainable and viable communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
- The Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement

The consultation webpage is available at www.miga.gov.nl.ca/ and provides background information about the fiscal framework. The page also outlines the various ways interested parties can submit their feedback, including completing an online survey.

TThe Provincial Government, along with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, is also engaging municipal leaders and administrators directly during this phase of the consultation period. When all consultations are completed, a “What We Heard Document” will be released on the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs website.

“This is an important period in the history of municipal governance in this province, and I am pleased that we are now engaging our communities, residents and businesses to obtain their views. I am confident that this work will provide valuable feedback and allow Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador and the Provincial Government to build a stronger and mutually beneficial relationship moving forward.”
- Churence Rogers, President, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.


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Media contacts:

Hugh Donnan
Director of Communications
Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
709-729-1983, 725-6511
Gail Woodfine
Communications and Public Relations
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

2014 01 31                                        11:00 a.m.

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