Issue: July 2019
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Next deadline: August 29

ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES-CHANGES

A very interesting read. Please take the time to read the entire minutes of this final "boundary" meeting (attached below. If it does not allow you to click and read, refer to Michael Perry's entry in the post below) and you will understand how Mount Uniacke came to be split into 3 while the rest of East Hants remained untouched. Why were our residents not advised of these meetings? - especially this last meeting held in Enfield? Yes, our council spoke in support of keeping us with the rest of East Hants, however, the seed was definitely sown prior to this meeting in Enfield and with plenty of "watering" by residents in Shubie and Milford. Perhaps if a meeting was held in Mount Uniacke and with advance notice we may have been able to speak on our own behalf, just as Shubie and Milford spoke on their own behalf, and perhaps a different solution could have been found? Please note Michael Perry's opening sentence in his comments below: Quote: "Here is the transcript from the Milford meeting which was the last public meeting and the only one where Mount Uniacke was first show. On any division Map."☹️

--------------Michael Perry:---------- Here is the transcript from the Milford meeting which was the last public meeting and the only one where Mount Uniacke was first shown - on any division Map.

If you read the transcript every Municipal Councillor from East Hants spoke in support of Uniacke not being divided. Only the speaker before me mentioned it as an option and it was not the first time it was mentioned by him at a previous hearing and the other transcripts are on the site that you can see by the same speaker. We were not on radar at all, until this non-resident spoke up, which to me is unforgivable, one never should speak for a community they don’t live in or try to pit communities against each other. The theme by our council is that we are always stronger together like a family. We may not always get along but we are better together.

As I find out more I will let the community know. Michael Perry

Editor's note: make yourself a coffee, get a few munchies. It's a long "read".

https://nselectoralboundaries.ca