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Election 2018: People’s Alliance of NB platform on municipal issues

The People’s Alliance election 2018 platform includes promises that would affect municipalities, including tax reform and reviewing “equal opportunity” payments to municipalities to ensure they are fair and efficient. PANB has said “assessments would fall to each municipality.” Currently, property assessments are done by Service NB. Responsibilities […]

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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 distributed to municipalities. Property taxes are the […]

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UMNB surveys provincial candidates: How will you help New Brunswick’s municipalities?

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 […]

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Election 2018: Progressive Conservative Platform on municipal issues

UMNB applauds the Progressive Conservative’s acknowledgement that municipalities should get a share of revenues from legalized cannabis, and election commitment to give municipalities more authority and power over taxation. In their municipal platform for Election 2018, the Progressive Conservatives promised to: Overhaul the Local Governance Act to give municipalities […]

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Election 2018: Green Party of NB platform on municipal issues

UMNB applauds the NB Green Party’s position that New Brunswick’s communities need the power to shape their futures, and that good governance begins at the local level. The Green Party 2018 election platform, released on August 27, includes a promise to increase the authority of municipalities and […]

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Election 2018: Political Parties positions on key municipal issues

As New Brunswick’s Election 2018 begins, four of New Brunswick’s five political parties shared their positions on key issues for municipalities, including property taxes, regionalization/amalgamation, and new revenue streams. The August 20 event was held by the City of Saint John to address City-specific concerns. The positions shared […]

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UMNB brings municipal street light overcharging to light 

For the first time, NB Power will have to tackle the cost of street lights for municipalities – because of the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB). In response to concerns raised by UMNB, the Electricity and Utilities Board (EUB) directed that issues related to municipal street lighting services be dealt with in NB […]

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UMNB Annual Conference 2018: registration now open

Registration is now open for the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick’s 2018 Annual Conference and AGM, to held September 28-30, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton. For more information or to register, visit our website: http://www.umnb.ca/newsite/registration-2018/ or contact us at umnb@nb.aibn.com or 506-444-2285.

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Read UMNB’s Spring 2018 newsletter

The Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick’s relaunched newsletter is now available. Our Spring 2018 newsletter provides updates on UMNB’s work for our members over the past months, including important advocacy, local Zone meetings, and member programs. Click here for the online copy: http://www.umnb.ca/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/UMNB-Newsletter-Spring-2018-EN.pdf

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New resource: Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization

With cannabis legalization fast approaching, municipalities have their work cut out for them. To help municipalities do what they do best—protect and strengthen communities—the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has launched the Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization, created in partnership with UMNB, other provincial-territorial associations and an advisory […]

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