CBRM legislation changes

The province is giving CBRM more power over its affairs.

Mayor Cecil Clarke welcomed the Premier’s commitment yesterday to grant a charter to the municipality so it can make decisions on a number of matters with needing the approval of the provincial government.  That includes things such as being able to grant a 99 year lease on land for port development.  Right now, CBRM is limited to granting 20 year leases.

Legislation is expected in the spring.