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 external link. 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, call (709) 729-5466 or register online at external link.

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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Learn More
EngageNL: external link

Minister Joyce’s YouTube message on Regional Government consultations: external link

Follow us on Twitter: @GovNL external link and @MAE_GovNL external link
To tweet about regional government, use the hashtag: #regionalgovNL

Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

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 ElementarySeptember 6Register
Carbonear – Royal Canadian LegionSeptember 7Register
Placentia – Royal Canadian LegionSeptember 9Register
Ferryland – Regional Arts CentreSeptember 12Register
Clarenville – College of the North AtlanticSeptember 13Register
Bonavista – College of the North AtlanticSeptember 14Register
Twillingate – Crow Head Community CentreSeptember 18Register
Baie Verte – College of the North AtlanticSeptember 19Register
Grand Falls-Windsor – St. Joseph’s HallSeptember 20Register
Harbour Breton – The Southern Port HotelSeptember 21Register
Gander – Quality Hotel & SuitesOctober 2Register
Lewisporte – Woolfrey’s Pond Park ChaletOctober 3Register
New-Wes-Valley – Salvation Army HallOctober 4Register
Marystown – Marystown HotelOctober 5Register
Channel-Port aux Basques – College of the North AtlanticOctober 16Register
Stephenville – Days InnOctober 17Register
Corner Brook – College of the North AtlanticOctober 18Register
Rocky Harbour – Fisherman’s Landing InnOctober 19Register
St. Anthony – Grenfell Interpretation CentreOctober 23Register
L’Anse au Loup – L’Anse au Loup Town HallOctober 24Register
Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Hotel North TwoOctober 25Register
Labrador City – College of the North AtlanticOctober 26Register

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