Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
April 7, 2014
Strengthening Local Governance for Vibrant Communities
Provincial Consultations on the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Framework Extended
The Provincial Government is extending the deadline for the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Framework public consultation process. The new deadline for feedback is June 30, 2014, which will allow residents and organizations more time to prepare written submissions and complete the online survey.
"I am pleased to inform the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador that
the review of the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Framework is progressing and
we are now extending the deadline for written submissions and the online
survey to June 30, 2014. It is important that we ensure all residents have
the opportunity to take part in the review to identify options to improve
the way services are delivered, paid for and shared to better position local
governments in Newfoundland and Labrador."
- The Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
To date, over a dozen consultation sessions have taken place with stakeholders across Newfoundland and Labrador including Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, the Professional Municipal Administrators, Rural Secretariat Councils and various Local Service Districts. Officials have also gathered valuable information from across the country to learn how other provinces and territories have structured their fiscal relationships with local governments.
“We have consulted and will continue to consult with residents,
businesses and communities during the review process. Extending our deadline
for written submissions and participation in the survey will not have an
impact on the timelines of the project, and we remain committed to
completing this work within a year."
- Minister Kent
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. When all consultations are completed, a “What We Heard Document” will be released on the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs’ website.
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Director of Communications
Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
2014 04 07 11:40 a.m.