Media Advisory: Opposition Leaders to Address 1700 Municipal Delegates on Final Day of AMO Conference

    TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Ontario Opposition Leaders, Howard Hampton and
John Tory, will address municipal Heads of Council, councillors, and senior
municipal staff from across the Province at the 2007 Association of
Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference in Ottawa on Wednesday,
August 22.
    Delegates are interested to hear their proposals to achieve fiscal
sustainability for municipalities before the October Provincial election.
    On Monday, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that beginning in 2008, the
government will immediately upload ODB and then begin uploading ODSP in 2009,
reducing costs to municipalities by $935 million once fully implemented by

    DATE:        Wednesday August 22, 2007

    TIME:        9:30 a.m. - Howard Hampton
                 10:00 a.m. - John Tory

    LOCATION:    Plenary Hall ABEF
                 The Ottawa Congress Centre
                 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

    Media must register in the British Columbia Room on arrival.
    The AMO Annual Conference is the foremost educational forum for municipal
governments in Ontario. This year's program includes more than 30 plenary
sessions and workshops reflecting the broad scope of municipal

    AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 445
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.

For further information:

For further information: Brian Lambie, Conference Media Contact, (416)

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