The Fredericton City Charter.

I recently came into possession of a copy of the Fredericton City Charter, also known as An Act to Consolidate and Amend Certain Acts Relating to the City of Fredericton. It received Royal Assent on May 1st, 1951.

To my knowledge, there are no other digital copies available on the internet. As such, I felt it would be beneficial to those who have an interest in such legal matters and historical records to post this digital copy online. If you wish to examine a hard copy of this document, you can do so at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, located at 23 Dineen Drive on the UNB campus.

The Fredericton City Charter provides some insights into the history of Fredericton. For instance, it shows that the Fredericton City Council once consisted only of a Mayor and five Aldermen (the latter are now referred to as “Councillors”). Now, the Fredericton City Council has grown to include a Mayor and twelve Councillors. This is a result of a series of amalgamations that have taken place since the Fredericton City Charter was enacted in 1951.

You can download a copy of the Fredericton City Charter in PDF format here.

About Julian Renaud

Julian graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick in 2017. He now works as a student-at-law for David M. Lutz, Q.C., and is also serving his second term as a member of the UNB Board of Governors. At other times, he has been a writer, drummer, teacher, avid cyclist, boat captain, and radio DJ. He lives in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.

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