OBCM Statement on Mayor Bonnie Crombie Temporarily Stepping Down as Chair
May 23, 2023 Today Mayor Crombie announced that she has formed an exploratory committee to look into a leadership bid for the Ontario Liberal Party. Mayor Crombie is also the current Chair of OBCM, a non-partisan organization...
Ontario’s Big City Mayors Hold AGM and Conference, Meet with Ministers on Key Municipal Priorities
April 21, 2023 Kitchener, ON - Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) held its AGM and Conference in Kitchener over the past few days to discuss key municipal priorities including, housing, mental health and addictions, homelessness,...
Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Meets with Deputy Premier and Minister of Health the Honourable Sylvia Jones to Discuss their Health and Homelessness Strategy
April 5, 2023 Yesterday Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) and several community partners met with the Honourable Sylvia Jones to discuss the homelessness, mental health and addictions crisis impacting Ontario’s cities. OBCM...
Ontario’s Big City Mayors Respond to the Province’s 2023 Budget
Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) would like to thank Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy for the 2023 Ontario Budget: Building a Strong Ontario. Through the budget consultation process, OBCM urged the...
Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on the Launch of the Federal Government’s Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF)
Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) would like to thank the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion for today’s launch of the...
Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on Announcement of Team Members Named to Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Team
Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on Announcement of Team Members Named to Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Team March 14, 2023 Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) is pleased to see the province’s announcement of the...
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‘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
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.
Municipalities feel impacts of Ford government's housing law, worry over little audit progress
Province promised to make municipalities 'whole' for any revenue losses
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.
Crombie succeeds Guthrie as chair of Ontario’s Big City Mayors
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is the new chair of the Ontario’s Big City Mayors caucus.
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