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Halifax moves toward a designated council seat for Mi’kmaq representation

By Caitlin Snow Oct 25, 2023 | 12:38 PM

Halifax is moving toward designating a seat on council for a Mi’kmaq representative.

Something that has been talked about for years.

Monday, the standing committee for HRM recommended council vote on a proposal to ask the province for a change to its charter, to allow the seat.

Councillor Waye Mason said they have heard over and over again that there should be a designated Mi’kmaq seat, a common theme during consultations on Halifax’s new culture and heritage priorities plan.

If the change goes through, Mason said the voting process could have a similar model to the former school board, where members to choose to vote for people running for a designated seat, but ultimately any model could be created in discussion with Mi’kmaq representatives.

Mason said he hopes the charter could change as early as next spring.