How will you help New Brunswick’s municipalities meet today’s challenges and build the communities we love?
That’s the question the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick is asking candidates in the September 24thelection.
“We’re asking mayors and councilors to ask their local candidates how they will help our communities,“ said UMNB President Bev Gaston.
With just two weeks left, two of the province’s five registered parties have shared municipal platforms:
- The Progressive Conservatives say they will give municipalities more authority, more power over taxation & property taxes, and a share of cannabis revenues. Read our platform summary: http://www.umnb.ca/newsite/election-2018-municipal-issues-in-the-progressive-conservative-platform/
- The Green Party says they will increase the authority of municipalities and introduce full municipalization. Read our platform summary: http://www.umnb.ca/newsite/election-2018-green-party-of-nb-platform-on-municipal-issues/
“New Brunswick’s municipalities are facing new challenges, from climate change to changing demographics,” said Gaston. “Municipalities need new tools to meet today’s challenges and build the communities we love.”
“New Brunswickers are talking about municipal priorities this election. We need to make sure every party and candidate hears the municipal message loud and clear,” said Gaston.
The Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick is the bilingual association of municipalities of all sizes – including cities, towns, villages, and rural communities. UMNB works to ensure the priorities of our member municipalities and their residents are heard.
For more information, please contact:
Margot Cragg, UMNB Executive Director, (506) 444-2285, firstname.lastname@example.org