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At a signing ceremony held on March 28 at Province House, the Province and NSFM signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).   The agreement took effect April 1 and represents a landmark development for Nova Scotia’s municipalities. 

The signing of the new MOU follows two years of negotiations and a significant investment of time and effort from NSFM, its leadership, and its membership. Thank you to our membership for their participation in the development of the MOU. 

“The signing of this service exchange agreement marks a pivotal moment for Nova Scotia's municipalities, signaling a historic investment in our communities. Together, we've worked to address the evolving needs of our residents, fostering growth, and sustainability across the province.” ~ Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, President, NSFM

“The new service exchange agreement reflects a collaborative effort to support the diverse needs of Nova Scotians and bolster the vitality of our municipalities. With increased investment and streamlined processes, we are better equipped to address the challenges and opportunities facing our communities.” ~ Juanita Spencer, CEO, NSFM 

“Today's agreement signifies a significant step forward in enhancing the partnership between the Province and municipalities. With the removal of certain financial burdens and the introduction of flexible funding mechanisms, we're poised to build stronger, more resilient communities for generations to come.” Murray Scott, Mayor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland; co-Chair, Service Exchange Renegotiation and Municipal Government Act Review Committee 

To view MOU Document:  pdf Click Here (404 KB)