New local governance legislation needs public input

Fredericton –David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick, is calling on the government to invite the public to provide feedback to the Legislative Assembly on its sweeping proposals for improving local governance.

“The bills tabled today must strengthen local democracy, so citizens impacted by these changes should be given the chance to comment on the bills,” said Coon. “Government should send this bill to the Law Amendments Committee to hear from the public on the substance of the bill.”

The government has consulted with municipalities, local service districts and regional service commissions.

“Citizens and the organizations that represent them need the chance to comment on the bills to their Legislative Assembly,” said Coon.