January 23, 2018; Liverpool, NS: Nonprofit organizations in the Region of Queens Municipality have another means of communicating their organizations’ objectives and milestones with the public. The Region of Queens’ Council approved a motion at their January 23, 2018 Regular Council meeting to amend Policy 8 – Proclamations. The Policy states that “It shall be the policy of the Region of Queens Municipality not to endorse any proclamations.” The amendment will see proclamations submitted from local nonprofit community organizations or affiliations included in agenda packages for information purposes, allowing the public to make their own decision as to whether they support a cause.
“We have heard about how other municipalities handle proclamation requests, and there is a diversity of ways that the requests are handled from municipality to municipality. We wanted to be fair, and to ensure that the public was aware of the organizations, their causes, and activities,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “Council will continue to make no motions or actions on proclamations, but will now ensure that the public is aware of those requests that are submitted. It is important to have groups receive exposure for their organization.”