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August 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors and the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario Convene at the Association of Municipalities Conference to Advance Key Municipal Priorities Aug 16, 2022

August 16, 2022 Ontario's Big City Mayors and the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario Convene at the Association of Municipalities Conference to Advance Key Municipal Priorities

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) and the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO) Joint Press Conference at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference Aug 15, 2022

OBCM Chair Cam Guthrie and MARCO Chair Karen Redman will be joined by members of both organizations to discuss their advocacy work on behalf of Ontario’s largest municipalities and regions, including on urgent priorities such as chronic homelessness, housing affordability, mental health & addictions.

July 2022

Statement on Province’s Proposed Changes to the Powers of Big City Mayors Jul 20, 2022

July 20, 2022Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) met today to discuss the proposed changes to the powers of Big City Mayors. The OBCM Caucus has not had the ability to review the proposed legislation and how it would fit in the context of Ontario municipalities. We look forward to

June 2022

OBCM Welcomes New Cabinet and Renews Call for Emergency Meeting with the Province Jun 24, 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) would like to congratulate Premier Ford and the new Ministers appointed to Cabinet today. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the government to advance key municipal priorities. Earlier this week, OBCM requested an emergency

Ontario’s Big City Mayors Call for Emergency Meeting with Province to Address the Chronic Homelessness, Mental Health, Safety and Addictions Crisis Overwhelming Our Communities Jun 17, 2022

June 17, 2022Ontario’s Big City Mayors Call for Emergency Meeting with Province to Address the Chronic Homelessness, Mental Health, Safety and Addictions Crisis Overwhelming Our CommunitiesOntario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) met today to call for an emergency joint meeting with the

Ontario’s Big City Mayors Statement on the 2022 Ontario Election Jun 3, 2022

“On behalf of Ontario’s Big City Mayors, I would like to congratulate Premier Ford on his party’s re-election,” said Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of Ontario’s Big City Mayors. “ We have built a strong relationship with the provincial government and are eager to

Ontario NDP Leader Responds to OBCM Election Survey Jun 1, 2022

Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM) would like to thank the leader of the Ontario NDP, Andrea Horwath, for providing the below respones to our survey.  OBCM met with the leaders of the Ontario PC Party, the Ontario NDP, the Ontario Liberal Party and the Green Party of Ontario earlier

May 2022

Ontario Green Party Leader Responds to OBCM Election Survey May 30, 2022

Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM) would like to thank the leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Michael Schreiner, for providing the below respones to our survey.  OBCM met with the leaders of the Ontario PC Party, the Ontario NDP, the Ontario Liberal Party and the Green Party of

Ontario Liberal Party Leader Responds to OBCM Election Survey May 30, 2022

Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM) would like to thank the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, Steven Del Duca, for providing the below respones to our survey.  OBCM met with the leaders of the Ontario PC Party, the Ontario NDP, the Ontario Liberal Party and the Green Party of

OBCM Meets with Ontario Party Leaders, Discuss Election Priorities and Support for Municipal Sector May 6, 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) welcomed four Provincial Party Leaders to Friday’s meeting to discuss key municipal priorities. OBCM was joined by Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Doug Ford, Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath, Ontario Liberal Party leader Steven Del Duca,