AMO Looks Forward to Working with New Ontario Cabinet

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) welcomes Jim Bradley to his new post as Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and remains committed to working with the Provincial Government's new Cabinet to strengthen Ontario's communities.

"Ontario's municipalities will continue to work with Ontario's new Cabinet, and the Federal Government, to build caring communities that are competitive, safe and green," said Peter Hume, AMO President.

Since 2008, AMO has had formal discussions with almost all of Ontario's 25 Ministries.

Under a legislated Memorandum of Understanding, the Ontario government must pre-consult with AMO on changes to legislation and regulations that affect municipal budgets or planning cycles, and when it is negotiating certain agreements with the Federal government. With his years in Cabinet and as an opposition critic, Minister Bradley knows firsthand the wisdom of pre-consultation.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada's political system.

SOURCE Association of Municipalities of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact: Phone: (416) 729-5425, Email: lambie@redbrick.ca


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