Mayor Savage to address special meeting of council, luncheon in Sydney

April 14, 2013

SYDNEY, NS – The Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality will address a special council meeting of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality on April 18 and a luncheon event at Centre 200 on April 19.

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke invited Mayor Mike Savage to speak to council and discuss opportunities for cooperation and economic development. Mayor Savage's visit is the first of its kind since the regional municipalities were created.
Clarke said he believes CBRM and HRM are partners in developing economic opportunities.


"We have different challenges and different assets. It is to the benefit of the residents of our province to have our two cities working together in a new era of cooperation, not competition," said Mayor Clarke, noting the two regions are home to over half the population of Nova Scotia. "We are partners in growing the economic opportunities for the residents of our municipalities."

Mayor Savage welcomed the invitation to address the council and residents of CBRM.

"Mayor Clarke and I have had a number of discussions and meetings since we were elected in October. I believe we can, and will, work together to faces challenges and achieve our potential," said Savage. "If we can find ways to help each other reach our goals, it will benefit all residents."

Clarke said infrastructure projects related to wastewater, a focus of CBRM's five-year capital plan, will be a key topic of discussion with the Mayor. He also said assessment and taxation policy, police services, port development and procurement will be discussed.

Mayor Savage and Halifax's Chief Administrative Office, Richard Butts, will attend a special meeting of council on Thursday, April 18, at 2:30 pm. Mayor Savage and Mayor Clarke are the speakers at a luncheon event at Centre 200 on Friday, April 19th hosted by the Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority. Residents interested in attending the luncheon are asked to contact CBCEDA for tickets. (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-562-2201)