UMNB: What we’re looking for in the 2019-2020 Provincial Budget

Tuesday’s 2019-2020 Provincial Budget should treat municipalities as partners in getting New Brunswick on track and give municipalities the tools to help the province grow, says the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick. “Our province is strapped for cash. That...

Throne Speech includes promising promises for municipalities

Tuesday’s Throne Speech includes promises on issues that keep New Brunswick’s mayors and councillors up at night – including access to dependable health care and addressing skyrocketing WorkSafe rates. “Our members have sounded the alarm on these issues, in their...

Cancelled by-elections hurt local democracy

FREDERICTON – Elections NB (ENB) has told municipalities that municipal byelections scheduled for December 3 2018, will be delayed “due to the results of the September 24, 2018, provincial general elections, in order for Elections New Brunswick to be able to...

Municipal leaders gather at UMNB’s 2018 Annual Conference

Mayors and councillors from across New Brunswick are gathering for the first time since Monday’s election at the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick’s 2018 Annual Conference on September 28-30 in Fredericton. “New Brunswick’s municipalities are facing major...

Election 2018: NB NDP election platform on municipal issues

The NB NDP election 2018 platform includes promises on municipal priorities, including property taxes and housing. According to the platform, the NB NDP would create a Property Tax Commission with a series of questions, including how property taxes should be...