No one can force more co-operation on the Regional Service Commissions that were set up to attain more regionalisation in local government. So claims Jack Keir, the Executive-Director of the Fundy Regional Service Commission.
The New Brunswick Southwest Commission has been described as dysfunctional. Two of the members walked out of a meeting last week. Nothing like that has happened at the Fundy Regional Service Commission and Keir tells CHSJ News each meeting is getting better from his vantage point although he agrees with Mayor Mel Norton that progress could be a lot quicker.
Keir maintains greater regional co-operation has to happen naturally with commission members asking themselves are we going to work together and do this together.