The provincial government of New Brunswick has announced a plan to cut the province’s 340 municipalities and rural districts to 90.
Minister of Local Governance Reform Daniel Allain presented a white paper today arguing that merging local governing institutions has been long overdue.
New Brunswick will have 78 local governments and 12 rural districts instead of 104 local governments and 236 local service districts.
Allain says work on restructuring will begin in early January and that the first elections for the new rural districts will be in November 2022.
The changes follow more than a year of public consultations, and Allain says most of the ideas presented were focused on economic development, tourism and community development.
Legislation governing the reforms is expected to be introduced by the end of the year.
Source_The Canadian Press