Furey Backs Away From CBRM Recommendation
Municipal Relations Minister Mark Furey doesn’t seem to agree with a recommendation to deal with the CBRM separately when it comes to municipal finances. The recommendation is contained in a draft report prepared by deputy ministers and municipal officials. But Furey says the Cape Breton Regional Municipality isn’t the only one that’s struggling to survive. However, CBRM Chief Financial Officer Marie Walsh says the municipality should be looked at as a separate case. She adds options such as sharing services or amalgamation aren’t available to the CBRM.