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Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities hopes for strong interest in elections

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Bruce MacDougall is president of the Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities (Guardian File Photo) - SaltWire Network

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities hopes to see strong interest in the upcoming municipal elections.

Nominations closed Oct. 19 for municipal council, with elections taking place Island-wide Nov. 5.

Federation president Bruce MacDougall said this year’s municipal elections represent an important turning point in municipal governance, adding this is the first time that all municipalities will have a fall election process with advance nominations.

“The federation views the upcoming election as a time for residents to step up and offer their leadership in governing their municipality,” he said. “Bringing community leaders to the table to be a voice for their municipality is more important now that ever. Municipalities build communities – we need to make sure they’re strong.”


Did You Know?

- P.E.I.’s 63 municipalities only cover 30 per cent of the Island, and only 10 per cent of the Island is covered by municipal land use plans. These plans help secure the value of homes, as well as protect fragile areas, natural resources and the environment.

-Municipalities service parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, programs and festivals

- Municipalities deliver services that protect people and their property, including fire and police, emergency planning and response, land use planning, building standards, safe drinking water and street lighting.

- For information on elections in Charlottetown, Cornwall, Stratford and Summerside, visit Electionspei.ca.

- For information about elections in all other municipalities, visit Municipalelectionspei.ca.

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