Regional Council Advocating for Regional Priorities

Regional Council Advocating for Regional Priorities

Release Date: Aug 16, 2017

Along with more than 1900 delegates, Halton’s Regional Chair and Councillors participated in the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference, which took place in Ottawa from August 13 to 16. The Conference brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

Key session topics included the need for new and modern approaches to funding municipal government, changes to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), infrastructure and transit, climate change, new waste legislation, the digital and sharing economy, affordable housing, and more. These province-wide issues have important local implications for our community.

The AMO Conference was an opportunity to bring Halton’s priority advocacy issues to the attention of Provincial Cabinet Ministers. Halton Region has been advocating for legislative and funding changes on issues that are important to Halton residents.

“The meetings we had with the Ministers were very successful,” said Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr. “We were able to bring forward issues and concerns related to growth funding and coordination, public health funding shortfalls, and needed transportation enhancements, among others. We will continue to follow up with the Ministers to advance our positions and find solutions to our issues.”

Together with AMO, Halton Region has been advocating to the provincial government on issues that Halton residents have identified as important. For more information on Halton’s advocacy issues, visit halton.ca/advocacy.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:
Mabel Watt
Manager, Policy Integration
905-825-6088
mabel.watt@halton.ca