I have worked with Enterprise Greater Moncton in the past and hope to in the future so take my comments in that context but I think that motion to slash funding was misplaced. It was voted down but it does continue this worrying trend across New Brunswick of councils threatening to cut funding to the enterprise agency.
It is particularly unfortunate during the period when EGM doesn’t even have a permanent CEO.
I have said it is completely appropriate for council and other stakeholder to review EGM’s mandate, activities, budget, etc. after the new CEO is in place – in fact when a new person comes it that is a good time to do so. I suspect EGM would welcome this. All the enterprise agencies should and do reassess things on a periodic basis.
But don’t sucker punch the organization when it is in a leadership transition.