“Celebrate our cities” in New Brunswick, home to eight cities.
Moncton, Dieppe, Fredericton, Saint John, Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst and Miramichi
Prince Edward Island has 2 cities, Charlottetown and Summerside, and clear rules as to who may form a city.
“Under the province’s Municipal Government Act, a municipality may incorporate as a city if it has an estimated population that meets or exceeds 15,000 and a total property assessment value that meets or exceeds $750-million.”
Newfoundland and Labrador has three cities, St. John’s, Mt. Pearl and Gander – and 268 towns.
Former municipalities of Newfoundland?
“…no longer has incorporated cities. They were amalgamated”
*Taxation without representation*
Amalgamated? You mean a municipal coup. Without consent, amalgamation is just a bloodless coup. Is, not was. A coup of local government is a violent act – one that is re-inflicted everyday by every MLA, by every councillor who does not speak up.
With every new added legislative insult upon the senses, with every democratic check & balance dissolved, with every attempted legitimization of an illegitimate body created without consent, from anyone.
Fiefs elected, mostly not, continue to pretend this municipal coup was a legitimate political act. It was NOT.
It will never be forgotten because it continues. Because the corruption and attempted legitimization continues, unbounded from evidence based decision making like the container it inhabits. Corrupt in its incarnation, intent, and actions.
Halifax Regional Municipality, its very DNA, from the top down; an insult to everything cities are supposed to be about. Nova Scotia invites the most indignant contempt, and it will get it.
This imposition must not stand, it will not stand. Illegitimate HRM will be resisted at every opportunity, FOREVER.