The Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities believes that Island communities are more vibrant and successful with strong municipal governments. Municipal services make communities great places to live and create conditions for population and economic growth. Strong municipal governments enhance the well-being of all Islanders.
Unfortunately, the present system has eroded the financial capacity of many municipalities. Almost two-thirds of PEI is not incorporated. In other provinces, unincorporated areas tend to be vast uninhabited or sparsely populated areas where it would be impractical to establish a municipal government. PEI has 63 municipalities for just over 100,000 people. The boundaries of many municipalities are based on school districts from the 1800s, and one in three municipalities is smaller than five square kilometres. Many municipalities lack capacity for the local planning and strategic decision-making that are essential for shaping a better future.
Municipal restructuring creates municipalities that have a sufficient population and tax base to be sustainable in the long-term.
Strong municipalities build strong communities!
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Learn more about municipal restructuring
- Municipal Capacity (Department of Communities, Land and Environment)
- A Study on Prince Edward Island Local Governance
- FPEIM Presentation to the Standing Committee on Communities, Land and Environment
- Presentation to the PEI Federation of Agriculture by Department of Communities, Land and Environment (2016)
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