Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 22, 2017
Public Consultations Begin on Regional Government
The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, today announced the start of public consultations on regional government in Newfoundland and Labrador. The consultation process will seek public input to help inform the development of a potential regional government model for the province.
Twenty-two in-person consultation sessions will begin on September 6. The full schedule is available in the backgrounder below. A discussion document for the consultations that provides information on regional government, as well as the current state of local government in the province is available at www.EngageNL.ca . Organizations or residents who wish to plan their own consultation sessions can find information on how to plan a session on the website.
To register for a consultation session or to learn more about consultations and begin providing feedback online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (709) 729-5466 or register online at www.EngageNL.ca .
As part of The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential, the Provincial Government announced its intention to implement regional governance and/or sharing of services pilot(s) by 2019.
“Our government has heard from residents and local government leaders alike who are concerned about the long-term sustainability of local governments. The province is facing demographic challenges that will affect future local governments’ abilities to govern effectively and deliver local essential services. I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to take part and share your ideas and perspectives on a new potential approach to local governance.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment
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Minister Joyce’s YouTube message on Regional Government consultations:
Municipal Affairs and Environment
Schedule for 22 Public Consultations Sessions
All public consultation sessions will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
|St. John’s – Roncalli Elementary||September 6||Register|
|Carbonear – Royal Canadian Legion||September 7||Register|
|Placentia – Royal Canadian Legion||September 9||Register|
|Ferryland – Regional Arts Centre||September 12||Register|
|Clarenville – College of the North Atlantic||September 13||Register|
|Bonavista – College of the North Atlantic||September 14||Register|
|Twillingate – Crow Head Community Centre||September 18||Register|
|Baie Verte – College of the North Atlantic||September 19||Register|
|Grand Falls-Windsor – St. Joseph’s Hall||September 20||Register|
|Harbour Breton – The Southern Port Hotel||September 21||Register|
|Gander – Quality Hotel & Suites||October 2||Register|
|Lewisporte – Woolfrey’s Pond Park Chalet||October 3||Register|
|New-Wes-Valley – Salvation Army Hall||October 4||Register|
|Marystown – Marystown Hotel||October 5||Register|
|Channel-Port aux Basques – College of the North Atlantic||October 16||Register|
|Stephenville – Days Inn||October 17||Register|
|Corner Brook – College of the North Atlantic||October 18||Register|
|Rocky Harbour – Fisherman’s Landing Inn||October 19||Register|
|St. Anthony – Grenfell Interpretation Centre||October 23||Register|
|L’Anse au Loup – L’Anse au Loup Town Hall||October 24||Register|
|Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Hotel North Two||October 25||Register|
|Labrador City – College of the North Atlantic||October 26||Register|
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