Municipal Affairs and Environment
April 13, 2017

Jurisdiction of Citizens’ Representative Expanded to Provide Increased Oversight for Residents

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, today announced an amendment to the Schedule of the Citizens’ Representative Act that will allow the Citizens’ Representative jurisdiction over Regional Service Boards. This amendment ensures that residents, municipalities, and businesses have a mechanism to address concerns they may have with the boards.

Regional Service Boards are independent entities established under the Regional Service Board Act that are responsible for setting rates for waste management services based on cost recovery. This amendment provides the Citizens’ Representative the authority to assist the boards in addressing complaints or grievances from stakeholders.

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment will continue to provide clarification to individuals regarding the legislative authority of Regional Service Boards.

“By enabling the Citizens’ Representative to become more involved in addressing the concerns of stakeholders in a timely manner, we are assisting the Regional Service Boards to deliver greater accountability and transparency. Our government is ensuring the boards have supports available to meet their needs, as they play an important role for residents of the province.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Learn more:
The Office of the Citizen’s Representative. External Link

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Media contact:

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9446

2017 04 13                              2:55 p.m.