New Brunswick, Canada, local Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX] - To petition the Minister

General Typology

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

24(5) Where
(a) twenty-five or more residents of an area contiguous to a local service district who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act petition the Minister for the addition of the area to the district;
(b) twenty-five or more residents of a local service district who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act petition the Minister
(i) for the amalgamation of two or more local service districts, or
(ii) for the annexation to the district of an area contiguous to the district,
(iii) for a change in the boundaries of the district; or
(c) the Minister is of the opinion that a meeting of the residents of a local service district or area contiguous thereto who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act ought to be called to decide any of the matters mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b);
the Minister shall call a meeting as prescribed by regulation of those residents who, in the opinion of the Minister, are most affected by the proposal and who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act.

25(1)
Where
(a) twenty-five or more residents of a local service district, or any area within a local service district, who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act petition the Minister to provide additional services or to discontinue a service; or
(b) the Minister is of the opinion that the voters of a local service district, or any area within a local service district, ought to consider the addition of services or the discontinuance of services, the Minister shall within thirty days call a meeting as prescribed by regulation of those residents who, in the opinion of the Minister, are most affected by the proposal and who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act.

25(2) Where at the meeting held under subsection (1)
(a) affected by the proposal and who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act.
Subsections (2), (3) and (4) apply mutatis mutandis to meetings held under subsection (5). at least
(i) fifty people, or
(ii) thirty per cent of the people, who are eligible under subsection (1) to attend the meeting, whichever is the lesser, are in attendance, and
(b) a majority of those in attendance decides in favour of providing the additional service or services or of discontinuing a service, as the case may be, the service or services may, on the recommendation of the Minister, be provided or discontinued as the case may be.

27.7(1) Where
(a) twenty-five or more residents of a local service district who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act petition the Minister to authorize the operation of retail businesses on the weekly day of rest in the area, or
(b) the Minister is of the opinion that the residents of a local service district ought to consider the authorization of the operation of retail businesses on the weekly day of rest in the area, the Minister shall within thirty days call a meeting as prescribed by regulation of the residents of the area who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act.

27.7(1) Where
(a) twenty-five or more residents of a local service district who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act petition the Minister to authorize the operation of retail businesses on the weekly day of rest in the area, or
(b) the Minister is of the opinion that the residents of a local service district ought to consider the authorization of the operation of retail businesses on the weekly day of rest in the area, the Minister shall within thirty days call a meeting as prescribed by regulation of the residents of the area who are qualified to vote under the Elections Act.

27.7(2)
The Minister may issue a permit authorizing the operation of retail businesses on the weekly day of rest in a local service district if, at the meeting held under subsection (1),
(a) at least
(i) fifty people, or
(ii) thirty per cent ofthe people, who are eligible under subsection (1) to attend the meeting, whichever is lesser, are in attendance, and
(b) a majority of those in attendance decides in favour of authorizing the operation of retail businesses on the weekly day of rest in the area.

27.7(4) The Minister may only amend, suspend or revoke a permit issued under subsection (2) if petitioned to do so in accordance with subsection (1), and subsections (1) to (3) apply with the necessary modifications to such a petition.

27.7(5) If a meeting has been held under subsection (1), the Minister may not be petitioned with respect to a permit under this section in relation to the same area for one year after the meeting.

References: Municipalities Act, RSNB 1973, c M-22, (current: Oct., 2015)

Subject Matter:

Local Service District: To petition for addition of local service district; provide additional services or discontinue;to authorize operation of retail businesses

Actors

Author:
residents of local service district
Initiator:
residents of local service district
Decision maker:
Minister

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
25 residents of local service district
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention 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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