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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Muncipalities And Local Service Districts Don't Trust Each Other

As the city looks at budget cuts next year, Quispamsis Councillor Emil Olsen believes more communities outside Saint John should help pay for regional facilities in the city such as Harbour Station, the Aquatic Centre and Imperial Theatre. 

The Executive Director of the Fundy Regional Service Commission Jack Keir tells CHSJ News there's a lack of trust between the local service districts and the municipalities. He's hoping that will dissipate over time.

Keir goes on to say the local service districts believe municipalities spend money like drunken sailors. On the other hand, the municipalities think the local service districts don't pay their fair share.