New Brunswick, Canada, local Plebiscite [ATP] - Plebiscite (Municipality)

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
New Brunswick, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Plebiscite (Municipality)
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

68(1) The council of a municipality may order a plebiscite on any matter within its powers.
68(2) A plebiscite in any municipality may be held
(a) on the same day as a quadrennial election, or
(b) on any day within the period beginning six months after any quadrennial election and ending six months prior to the next following quadrennial election.
68(5) When sixty per cent of those who vote in a plebiscite under this section do so in the affirmative, the council shall forthwith implement the proposal.
68(6) Subject to subsection (7), subsections (1) to (5) apply with the necessary modifications to a rural community.
68(7) A rural community may not order a plebiscite with respect to the provision or discontinuance of a service by the rural community

References: Municipalities Act, 1973(current: Oct., 2015)

Subject Matter:

To order a plebiscite

Actors

Author:
Council of a municipality
Initiator:
Council of a municipality
Decision maker:
Voters

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
60% of voters
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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