Federal Transportation Minister, Premier of Ontario, Party Leaders and 16 Ministers to Attend 2014 ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Good Roads Association and Rural Ontario Municipal Association host the Annual Combined Conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of municipal leaders in Canada. Its aim is to reinvigorate public debate about how municipalities will respond to emergent challenges and opportunities.

The Combined Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister, Transport Canada, will address delegates at the 2014 ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference on Monday, February 24th at 1:30 p.m.  The Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, will address delegates at 3:00 p.m.  Immediately following her speech, Honourable Wynne will join her cabinet colleagues for the Ministers Forum where she will sit as the Minister of Agriculture. All events will take place in the Canadian Room, Conference Level at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto.

Sixteen Ministers have confirmed their attendance to participate in the annual Ministers Forum, held in the Canadian Room, Convention Level, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

In addition to Keynotes Minister Raitt and Premier Wynne, Hon. Linda Jeffrey, Hon. Glen Murray and Hon. Jeff Leal will address the delegates as keynote speakers throughout the Conference.

OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Feb 25th at 9:00 AM

We are also pleased to have party Leaders address the delegates on Tuesday, February 26th:

Tim Hudak, Leader of the PC Party of Ontario - 8:30 AM; Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario 9:45 AM and Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP - 4:30 PM

MONDAY FEBRUARY 24th - Canadian Room - Fairmont Royal York

Federal Transportation Minister, Honourable Lisa Raitt - 1:30 PM

Premier of Ontario, Honourable Kathleen Wynne - 3:00 PM

Ministers Forum - 16 Ministers Confirmed - 3:30 PM

2014 ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference www.combinedconference.org

SOURCE: Ontario Good Roads Association

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Colette Caruso
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