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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Director of Communications
Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
Communications and Public Relations
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador
2014 01 31 11:00 a.m.