OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) Annual Conference kicked off in Ottawa today with Premier Doug Ford and all other party leaders addressing municipal leaders from hundreds of communities across Ontario.
"Ontario comes together at AMO," said Lynn Dollin, AMO President. "Local governments deliver the services that people use most often. The Conference is a chance for municipal and provincial leaders to work together to solve shared challenges and to create opportunities for all of Ontario's communities."
Premier Doug Ford gave his first formal address since the provincial election. He spoke to a packed room of municipal leaders and committed to working together to deliver better results for people. He prioritized infrastructure, transit and public safety. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Liberal Leader John Fraser and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner also addressed delegates. Videos of today's presentations will be posted on AMO's website.
The Conference is Ontario's top educational forum for municipal governments, attracting more than 1,900 participants. This year's program features more than 70 sessions, reflecting the broad scope of municipal responsibilities. Key topics include infrastructure, cannabis legalization, trade, waste diversion, and more.
The Conference continues on Tuesday, August 21 at the Shaw Convention Centre. Highlights include:
3:30 p.m. – Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
3:45 p.m. – Ministers' Forum
There will be a panel discussion on cannabis legalization on Wednesday, August 22 on the main stage at the Westin Hotel (note location change).
Reporters and delegates can build a personalized conference itinerary and access key conference information through the Association's free mobile app.
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.
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SOURCE Association of Municipalities of Ontario
For further information: Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425, [email protected]