Northwest Regional Service Commission

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Local Governance Reform Timeline

The modernization of New Brunswick’s local governance system reached a significant milestone, but there is still work to be done. The implementation of this reform still requires introduction of legislation, regulatory changes, transitional support, and more. View the full timeline.

Below are updated entity maps depicting the future state of the local governance structure for New Brunswick by region.


Entity 1

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Proposed Legal Name - Haut-Madawaska

Election type: First election 

Council type: Ward 

 Council composition: 

  • 1 Mayor 
  • 10 Councillors 
  • 5 Wards 

Transition facilitator:  Lise Ouellette 

Communities: 

  • Rural Community of Haut-Madawaska 
  • Village of Lac Baker

 

Entity 2

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Proposed Legal Name - Edmundston

Election type: By-election

Council type: Ward

Council composition:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 10 Councillors
  • 5 Wards 

Transition facilitator:  Yves Gagnon

Communities:

  • City of Edmundston 
  • Village of Rivière-Verte 
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Jacques
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Joseph

Entity 3

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Proposed Legal Name - Vallée-des-Rivières 

Election type: First election

Council type: Ward

Council composition:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 8 Councillors
  • 4 Wards

Transition facilitator: Lise Ouellette

Communities:

  • Village of Sainte-Anne-de Madawaska 
  • Town of Saint-Léonard 
  • Portion of the local service district of Sainte-Anne 
  • Portion of the local service district of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes 
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Léonard 
  • Portion of the local service district of Rivière-Verte

 

Entity 4

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Proposed Legal Name - Grand Falls 

Election type: First election

Council type: Ward

Council composition:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 9 Councillors

Transition facilitator: Lise Ouellette

Communities :

  • Town of Grand Falls
  • Village of Drummond
  • Rural Community of Saint-André
  • Portion of the local service district of Drummond
  • Local service district of Grand Falls

 

Entity 5

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Proposed Legal Name - Saint-Quentin

Election type: First election

Council type: Ward

Council composition:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 6 Councillors
  • 2 Wards

Transition facilitator: Lise Ouellette

Communities:

  • Town of Saint-Quentin
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Quentin
  • Local service district of St. Martin-de-Restigouche

 

Rural District Council Composition

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Proposed Legal Name - Northwest Rural District

Election type: First election

Local Services ManagerGail Dubé

Rural District: Hybrid

Council composition: 2 wards and 1 at-large 

Communities:

  • Portion of the local service district of Drummond 
  • Local service district of Madawaska 
  • Local service district of Saint-Basile
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Jacques
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Joseph 
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Quentin 
  • Portion of the local service district of Rivière-Verte
  • Portion of the local service district of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Anne
  • Portion of the local service district of Saint-Léonard