CBC Article published November 15, 2015.
“The federation would like to see all of Prince Edward Island incorporated, but what we’d like to see is people in local areas have major input into who they’d like to group up with to make the larger units.” – Diane Griffin, vice-chair of the Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities
Full story HERE.
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Article by Chris McGarry in the Eastern Graphic, October 7, 2015. This article comments on the trend of amalgamation of other Canadian communities and highlights some of the benefits.
“A Three Rivers Municipality will enable local government to better provide services to residents at a more reasonable cost. A tax base of more than 6,000 residents will make it easier to fund infrastructure as well as the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre and Atlantic Fitness East, which are used year-round by Kings County residents.”
Keep reading HERE.
This great article from CBC dated September 22, 2015 talks about the importance of communities working together towards amalgamation.
“Ashton said communities have to realize amalgamation will create better rural economic regions. He said it’s inevitable and municipalities have to start to work together towards a common vision for the future.”
Read the full article HERE.
Guardian Article, published September 17, 2015
“We’re letting the process unfold the way it should, with communities talking to communities.” – Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land & Environment
Read the entire article HERE.
PEI Government – Finance Department, September 16, 2015
“Government is committed to working together with Island municipalities to arrive at a revenue model that is predictable and reflects the levels of service provided to residents,” said Finance Minister Allen Roach.
Read the media release HERE.