2010 AMO Conference Draws 1,400 Municipal Leaders to Windsor

TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - More than 1,400 attendees from hundreds of municipalities across Ontario will participate in the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's 2010 AMO Conference, August 16 to 18 at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive East.

The Annual AMO Conference is Ontario's foremost educational forum for municipal government. The three-day agenda includes keynote presentations by:

  • Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario
  • Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Sandra Pupatello, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade
  • Tim Hudak, MPP, Leader of the Official Opposition and the Ontario PC Party
  • Andrea Horwath, MPP, Leader of the Ontario NDP Party
  • Andrew Coyne, Editor, Maclean's Magazine
  • Diana Swain, Senior Correspondent, CBC News
  • Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets
  • Dr. Rick Miner, Miner & Miner Management Consultants

In addition, as many as 17 Ontario Government Ministers and Parliamentary Assistants will answer questions from conference delegates in an open session at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17.

More than 60 plenary sessions and workshops are scheduled. With the theme "Propelling Economic Prosperity," the conference focuses on economic development and other key municipal priorities, such as green energy, waste diversion, infrastructure, and the delivery of health and social services. Program details are available on-line at www.amo.on.ca.

All media are required to register at the Mercuri media resource room on the Meeting Level of the Augustus Convention Centre, one floor above the hotel lobby.

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, 416-729-5425, lambie@redbrick.ca

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