On June 1, 2016 the Minster of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Peter Fassbender, announced that the province had commissioned two consulting firms to
“facilitate fact-finding and discussion among local governments in the region to help inform opportunities that support the efficient delivery of services needed by communities and citizens“
Today in the Legislature I rose to question the Minster as to the status of the so called Capital Integrated Services & Governance Initiative report. A preliminary version of the report was completed in the fall. A final version was to be delivered by early January 2017.
I was very unsatisfied with the response I received. Below I reproduce the video and text of the exchange.
A. Weaver: The government commissioned a study on municipal shared services in the capital region in 2016. That report has been ready since October of last year.
Could the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development please explain why this report has not been released and when he is planning to do so?
Hon. P. Fassbender: Indeed, the report is being finalized. It is being reviewed. I have communicated with the mayors in the region that that report will be brought forward when that final review is done, and then it will be shared publicly as well.