New Brunswick, Canada, local Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX] - Petition

General Typology

Instrument
Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX]
Location
New Brunswick, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Petition
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

162(2) Twenty-five or more residents of a local service district who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act may petition the Minister for the provision of a service or for the discontinuance of a service in that local service district.

162(4) If the Minister receives a petition under subsection (2) relating to a local service district that does not have an advisory committee, the Minister shall, in accordance with the regulations, call a meeting as soon as the circumstances permit after receiving the petition, of all the residents in the local service district who are most affected by the proposal and who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act and hold a vote on the proposed service change.

162(5) After being petitioned under subsection (2) or after receiving a recommendation under subsection (3) the Minister may, by order, prescribe that a service be provided in a local service district or in any area within a local service district or that a service be discontinued in a local service district or in any area within a local service district and, in determining whether to make the order, the Minister shall consider
(a) whether the service contributes to the peace, order and good government of the local service district and promotes the health, safety and welfare of its residents,
(b) if the local service district has an advisory committee, the committee’s recommendation about prescribing or discontinuing the service, as the case may be, and
(c) if the local service district does not have an advisory committee, the results of the vote held at a meeting called under subsection (4).

References: Local Governance Act, (accessed July 17, 2021)

Subject Matter:

To petition for the provision of a service or for the discontinuance of a service in that local service district (local service district that does not have an advisory committee,)

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Local Service District Citizens Meeting
Decision maker:
Minister

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
25 citizens with voting rights (Service district)
Available Time:
No time limit found
Geographical Quorum:
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
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Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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