September 2019
Minister Clark Receives Regional Government Review Report

2019-09-26 11:35:04 AM


Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark yesterday received the regional governance review report but reiterated that the report will not at this point be released publicly.

The review examines service delivery, governance and decision-making structures in the province’s eight regional municipalities (Halton, York, Durham, Waterloo, Niagara, Peel, Muskoka District, and Oxford County) and Simcoe County, and their lower-tier municipalities. A total of 82 municipalities were analyzed in a review led by Special Advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling.

Minister Clark has repeatedly stated the report will remain confidential to Cabinet, including during his address at this year’s 81st Annual AMCTO Conference. Minister Clark also suggested there is no timeline on a decision as his Ministry is taking their time looking at the 7,800 online submissions, which took place from March to April.

As one of two organizations specifically named in the Terms of Reference, former AMCTO President Angela Morgan presented to the Regional Governance Review Special Advisors in May. President Morgan shared principles which AMCTO believes should govern any changes to the existing regional governance models.

Our position is guided by the following three positions:

  • The review should be transparent through the release of the Special Advisors’ report;

  • Any changes or recommendations be supported by the local government expertise offered by our members; and

  • Any changes should occur in cooperation with local governments.

AMCTO will continue to monitor this file and provide updates when they become available.

For more information, please see below:

AMCTO: Government to Review Regional Governance

AMCTO: Government Launches Local Consultations on Regional Governance Review

AMCTO: AMCTO President Presents to Regional Governance Review Panel

AMCTO: Minister Clark Addresses AMCTO Conference Delegates 


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