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UARB slashes Halifax council size

Why cutting regional council to 16 members is a bad move.

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Not unexpectedly, the Utility and Review Board has ruled that Halifax council will, after the October 2012 elections, consist of 16 councillors and the mayor. Presently, there are 23 councillors. You can read the full UARB ruling here.

I've been opposed to the idea of a smaller council for years. You can read my views on it here, here, here and here.

The city could theoretically bring the issue to the courts, but I don't see that happening; the UARB decision is final. But I've been asked a lot of questions about this, so I'll try to answer most of those here.

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