Municipal elections a go in N.S.

FALL RIVER: The Municipal Elections scheduled for October 17, 2020 will go ahead as scheduled, the organization representing Nova Scotia’s municipalities said.

In a letter addressed to NSFM President Pam Mood, Minister Chuck Porter writes that the request to postpone the elections “was examined,” but the decision was ultimately made to go ahead.

“We are aware of a number of municipalities with vacancies on council who are holding off on filing those vacancies pending the October election,” the Minister writes in his two-page letter.

“If we delay elections beyond October, there will be thousands of Nova Scotians who will not have a representative at the table when those councils make important decisions on the future of their communities.”

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