Active Labour Market Policy Implications for Local Labour Markets and Regional Development

Creating and Crumbling: Municipal Infrastructure Strategic Risks

A report conducted by Dr. Tom Cooper

November 2013

Municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador are facing the challenges of maintaining critical infrastructure from roadways, bridges, and drinking water supply and sewage treatment to flood protection and environmental remediation. The task is enormous and creates barriers to effectively managing and planning for municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Budget constraints, as well as the demand for optimum levels of service, make it necessary for infrastructure managers and municipalities to look to available tools and techniques for efficient and effective management of infrastructure risk.


Defining Regions for Building Economic Development Capacity in NL

MNL Fiscal Framework Position Paper

MNL has been actively researching and advocating for fiscal change since our President’s Task Force on Municipal Sustainability in 2004. The priorities outlined below are the culmination of our internal research and that of leading economists like Dr. Wade Locke and Dr. Tom Cooper at Memorial University. However, it also reflects the extensive municipal consultations we undertook in partnership with the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs. These consultations were summarized in a discussion document that was distributed at the 2014 MNL Municipal Symposium and formed the basis of a feedback session we conducted at that time.


Municipal Fiscal Sustainability

Alternative Funding Arrangements to Promote Fiscal Sustainability of Newfoundland and Labrador Municipalities - The Role of Income and Sales Taxes.

A report by Dr. Wade Locke.

October 2011





Regional Governance and the NL Fishery