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New Westminster residents will head to the polls on June 23rd in a referendum to decide whether or not the city will remain within Metro Vancouver. For years the city has debated the merits of remaining in the federation of municipalities in the Greater Vancouver Region. Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation, its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management.
“New Westminster is the oldest city in Metro Vancouver and is located at the geographical center, yet sometimes I feel like we are treated just like every other municipality in the region” stated Mayor Jonathan Cote, “This is about municipal sovereignty; do we really want residents in Burnaby or Langley telling us how to process our poop?”
The vote comes on the exact one year anniversary of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and has already been given the moniker New Wexit. “The Royal City has often looked to Britain for inspiration”, stated Mayor Jonathan Cote, “New Wexit was the natural next step following the Brexit vote last year”.