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Saint John Common Council releases 2021 Federal Election Position Paper: All candidates in the riding are invited to respond

At its August 23 meeting, Saint John Common Council approved a position paper, prepared for all candidates running in the 2021 Federal Election. The paper outlines a number of issues that are of concern to the City. Specifically, the City is looking for party positions on federal support for: direct federal funding to municipalities for infrastructure projects; further opportunities to increase gas tax allocations; continued support for climate change initiatives and “green” municipal fleet opportunities; an opportunity for Saint John to become home for new federal programs, and, enhanced support on social issues, such as housing, where cities across the country are taking more responsibility.

Council is also looking for the removal of limits on family immigration sponsorship.  

The paper will be sent to all candidates. All candidates are invited to respond to the paper by September 1, 2021, and responses will be included in the Council agenda for the September 7 meeting. 

“I encourage everyone to read the City’s position paper and to stay as informed as possible on important issues facing Saint John as we cast our ballots in the upcoming federal election,” said Mayor Donna Reardon.

The position paper can be viewed here.