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Special Committee of the Whole Meeting to Discuss Fluoride

December 16, 2016

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is holding a special public Committee of the Whole session to discuss fluoride in the City’s drinking water supply. The meeting will be held on January 30, 2017 at 5 pm in Council Chambers, 655 Main St.

City Council will receive presentations from representatives of special interests groups only. No decision will be made by City Council during this meeting as it is intended to be an opportunity for groups to present their specific views on the topic of fluoride.

The City also wants to hear from its residents, and is inviting individuals to submit their thoughts and views in writing at moncton.ca/fluoride until February 6, 2017. 

Members of Council will review and take into consideration all individual comments submitted online and information presented by the groups. 

A second meeting will be scheduled a few weeks later to debate the topic in public. A date has yet to be scheduled.

Background Information: 

On December 19, 2011, Moncton City Council adopted the following motion:

That the introduction of hexafluorosilicic acid into the Greater Moncton water supply cease for a period of five years, at which time it will be reviewed; and

That the City of Moncton request the New Brunswick Department of Health and/or the New Brunswick Dental Society, to collect appropriate data over this period using valid statistical research methods, comparing dental cary rates among individuals of different ages in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated communities in New Brunswick, in order that the issue may be appropriately assessed.

Moved by:  Councillor Pellerin
Seconded by:  Councillor Boudreau

Motion Carried



Isabelle LeBlanc
Director, Communications
City of Moncton