Article from CBC published January 20, 2016.
“We decided that you know we are going to go out and pull a tool kit together so that municipalities, when they are talking with their neighbours, that at least they’ll be able to have sort of a blueprint of what they need to do, what they need to ask for and that type of thing.”
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CBC Article published January 15, 2016.
“Georgetown mayor Lewis Lavandier said the push for amalgamation among communities in eastern P.E.I. will continue, despite a decision by the Montague town council decided not to move forward with the initiative.”
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Article from The Guardian, published December 19, 2015.
“The Three Rivers report concentrates on the positives, suggesting the regional option hold the greatest potential for maximizing economic development and creates the more efficient and effective administrative structure. Consultants suggest the new municipality is the most affordable and equitable option for all residents.”
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CBC Article published December 16, 2015.
“A new report about the potential of amalgamating seven eastern P.E.I. communities suggests an amalgamated community could have more influence on the provincial government.”
Read more HERE.
7 municipalities release the study “Stronger Together: Building a Sustainable Future for the Three River Region.”
Read the complete report HERE.
A great Opinion Letter published in The Guardian, December 12, 2015.
“As it stands right now, we have no voice should someone buy land and choose to build or develop their land in a way that doesn’t make sense for the community and negatively impact property values.” – Sara Roach Lewis
Read the complete letter HERE.
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.
Strong municipal governments improve quality of life and help build local communities but the municipal system in PEI isn’t sustainable. A long term solution is needed.
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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.
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.