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Ontario to expand 'strong mayor' powers to smaller cities, launches $1.2B home-building incentive fund

Ontario launches audits of 6 municipalities to look at how housing law will affect budgets

3rd party audits expected to measure impact to changes in development fees

CBC News Posted: July 26, 2023 

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Ontario’s largest cities renew call for better funding of municipal challenges

‘Let us figure out how it works’: Mayors of Ontario’s biggest cities aren’t willing to give up local control over housing decisions

Ontario's Big City Mayors are meeting in Kitchener this week.

By Brent Davis The Kitchener Record
Posted: April 20, 2023 

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Ontario big city mayors to discuss concerns over province's new housing bill

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) will meet on Friday as tensions rise between the mayor of the province’s largest city and Premier Doug Ford over the financial impacts of a new housing bill.

Kitchener-Waterloo: Window to restore relationship with municipalities 'is closing', say Big City Mayors

In a public letter addressed to the chair of Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM) Cam Guthrie, the Ford government says it will be launching a third-party audit of select municipalities across the province.

Opiod's Harm to Ontario's Big Cities

Cam Guthrie, Mayor of Guelph and Chair of Ontario's Big City Mayors, discusses the toll of the opiod crisis across the province

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