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FCM releases Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released its Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization.


Town of Cornwall hosting the FPEIM annual meeting

The Town of Cornwall is hosting the 2018 FPEIM annual meeting at the Dutch Inn, 100 Trans Canada Highway.  The meeting will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018.  The prelimary agenda can be found here.  The registration deadline is April 20, 2018.


FPEIM comments on Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The Federation of PEI Municipalities has submitted comments to the Department of Justice and Public Safety on the Review of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  The comments address the issue of whether or not the FOIPP Act should apply to Municipalities.  Read FPEIM's comments here.


Municipal Government Act Proclaimed

On December 23, the new Municipal Government Act came into force. This modern legislation replaces three outdated acts; the Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act, the City of Summerside Act, and the Municipalities Act.   The new legislation will provide broader powers, increased flexibility and greater clarity for municipal governments, and will address gaps that existed in the old legislation.  At the same time, it will strengthen accountability and transparency. 


New Municipal Funding Agreement Announced

New Municipal Funding Agreement is signed on December 6, 2017.
Back row from left: Summerside Mayor Bill Martin, Souris Mayor Steve O'Brien, Cornwall Mayor Minerva McCourt, Kensington Mayor Rowan Caseley, Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee
Front row from left: Hon. Allen Raoch, Minister of Finance, FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall, Hon. Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment
 

On December 6, 2017 a new agreement on municipal funding for PEI was signed in Charlottetown.  Under the five-year agreement municipalities that provide streets and/or police will receive tax credits for streets/police and base funding.  The base credit will be available to other municipalities as they meet the requirements for towns under the new Municipal Government Act.  A planning credit will be provided to all municipalities that provide land use planning.

Equalization will be calculated according to the formula for 2018, with farm property excluded from the calculation.  Equalization will be increased annually according to the average increase in municipal assessments until the next census. The Provincial Infrastructure Fund has been replaced with the Municipal Capital Expenditures Grant program, which provides a grant equivalent to 10 percent of capital expenditures.

The new arrangements include top up funding  to ensure that no municipality receives less funding over the five year period of the agreement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact FPEIM Executive Director John Dewey.  A press release and backgrounder from the province is available here.


FPEIM Semi-Annual Meeting Held in Montague

The Federation of PEI Municipalities held its Semi-Annual Meeting in Montague on Saturday Novmber 4, 2017.  The meeting, held at the Montague Curling Club, was intended to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Town of Montague's incorporation

The meeting was attended by aproximately 115 delegates from across the province.  Along with the regular FPEIM business, those attending heard presentations on the Coastal Communities Adaptation Toolkit, Procurement Opportunities for Municipalities, Cannabis Legalization Implications, the Smart Cities Challenge, the Status of the Municipal Government Act Implementation, and the PEI Population Action Plan.

Host Montague Mayor Richard Collins receives thanks from FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall Some of the delegates at FPEIM's 2017 Semi-Annual Meeting

 


Sample bylaws

Municipal Affairs has released several sample bylaws to help municipalities prepare for the proclamation of the Municipal Government Act.  The bylaws can be found here.


Cannabis legalization primer

FCM has developed a cannabis legalization primer to help municipalities address cannabis legalization locally.


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