John W. Morgan

Infobox Politician | name=Mayor John W. Morgan
caption=Deletable image-caption|Monday, 29 October 2007
term_start=October, 2000
term_end=present
predecessor= David Muise
birth_date= birth date and age|1964|5|7
birth_place=Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
death_date=
death_place=
profession=Lawyer, businessman
residence=Sydney River, Nova Scotia
portfolio=
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spouse=Alana Morgan|

John W. Morgan, BSc, LLB, MBA (born May 7, 1964), is a Canadian Lawyer, politician, and businessman. He is the current mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Since being first elected in October 2000, Morgan paid down the municipal debt, expanded the municipal police force and focused on road construction. In 2004, he won a large majority (80%) in his bid for re-election.Fact|date=May 2007

Morgan recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of CBRM against the Government of Nova Scotia alleging unequal per capita provincial funding for his municipality. [cite news |url= http://novascotiabusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?sid=25712&sc=107 |title= Political Maneuvers: Province hands out $504,000 for CB recreation |work= Nova Scotia Business Journal |date= April 27, 2007 |author= Chris Shannon, Transcontinental Media ] He also has applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to downsize municipal council. Mayor Morgan opposes surface mining of coal in the region. [cite news |url= http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/743255.html |title= CB gets $504394 for 18 rec projects |work= Halifax Chronicle-Herald |date= March 27, 2006 |author= By Greg MacVicar |quote= 'We have to make sure that the message gets out loud and clear to the government of the province of Nova Scotia that there will be no strip mining of coal in this region,' Mayor John Morgan of Cape Breton Regional Municipality said to loud applause. ]

References

External links

* [http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/portal/civic/mayor/default.asp Mayor John Morgan] on CBRM website.


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