The letter below was written by Region of Queens Major Chris Clarke concerning the amalgamation of the Region of Queens 20 years ago:
March 31, 2016
To the Editor:
Anniversaries are times for reflection, to think of what has transpired since the event that is being remembered. April 1st is the 20th anniversary of the first voluntary amalgamation in Nova Scotia: the date that marked the formation of the Region of Queens Municipality. It resulted from the union of the Town of Liverpool and the Municipality of Queens, at a time when amalgamation was a new thing. Over the past 20 years, the evolution of the Region of Queens Municipality has been watched with interest by government and other municipal units. The current economic climate and declining population in Nova Scotia has prompted a number of other municipalities to consider amalgamation, and Queens is often asked to relay the story of our success.
The situation in Queens was very similar to other rural areas where the big taxpayers, the industries, were located in the County; …
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