Citizens group opposes Miscou/Lameque Island planned amalgamation

A group of citizens on the Acadian Peninsula is organizing to halt a plan to combine communities on Lameque and Miscou islands.

A successful plebiscite by citizens of Lameque, Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphael and ten local service districts would mean about $280,000 in financial support from the province.

The group worries that Lameque and Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphael would have too much power compared with the LSD's under the current plan and that voters may not be able to cast ballots because of when the plebiscite is planned.

The vote is scheduled to take place on May 15th, while fishermen are on the water and while others work in processing plants.

 

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)