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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tensions Still Running High At Fundy Regional Services Commission

The annual general meeting of the Fundy Regional Services Commission getting heated with the local service districts expressing that they feel disrespected by the cities and towns. 

L-S-D representative Joan Seeley who represents Simonds telling the members of the commission "don't ever think your L-S-Ds are nobodies" adding that she is very discouraged by the board and that she was never in favour of it in the first place.

Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier who was just re-appointed as the chair of the commission tells CHSJ News she is empathetic to their concerns but she doesn't think there is a democratic deficit when there are four people at a table of nine representing only 11-percent of the population.

Frustration has been expressed in the past over the fact that little appears to be getting accomplished at these meetings. Losier says there is history that needs to be put behind them and she thinks they can move forward and believes it's important that they do.