Municipal Affairs and Environment
October 18, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment:

Minister Joyce Acknowledges Candidates in Municipal Election

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to acknowledge all candidates who put their names forward for municipal elections in September and to congratulate those who were elected. New councils are in place throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and they will work to enhance services and develop strong, sustainable communities for people and families across the province.

I would also like to extend our appreciation to all outgoing councillors for their important work and contributions over the last number of years.

Mr. Speaker, there are 270 municipalities in our province. On September 26, most of these municipalities had successful elections. For those that did not, I will set a special election date in the weeks to come.

Municipal governments directly impact the day-to-day lives of residents and make important decisions that will help shape the future of Newfoundland and Labrador. Municipal councils are enriched when people of different backgrounds, occupations, ages and genders are actively involved and I was pleased to see such a strong slate of candidates this year.

Mr. Speaker, I’d like to thank all municipal leaders, councillors and volunteers for the significant contribution and sacrifices they make for the betterment of their communities and province.

Thank you.

2017 10 18                              2:20 p.m.