TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Association of Municipalities of
Ontario looks forward to working with the Ontario Government to find
solutions to address the province's infrastructure challenges.
Today's Throne Speech recognized the critical role infrastructure, like
roads and bridges, play in the province's economic success, noting that
"Ontario cannot evolve if it cannot move."
Municipalities own more infrastructure than any other order of
government. The province and AMO have jointly estimated that
municipalities face an infrastructure gap of $60 billion that will take
10 years to close.
"We are pleased the government has again committed its support to
resolve these important needs," said AMO President Russ Powers. "We
look forward to rolling up our sleeves to work with Minister Glen
Murray, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, to
find solutions for long-term sustainability while addressing immediate
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's
444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances 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
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