Media Room

November 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Chair Cam Guthrie’s Statement on the provincial government’s response to municipal concerns regarding Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Chair Cam Guthrie’s Statement on theprovincial government’s response to municipal concerns regarding Bill 23, MoreHomes Built Faster Act, 2022On behalf of Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM), we would like to thank the province for

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on Presenting to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy on Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 (Remarks to Committee Attached) Nov 16, 2022

Today the Chair of Ontario’s Big City Mayors, Mayor Cam Guthrie, made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy to discuss Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022.Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) support the governments&

October 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on the Introduction of More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

September 2022

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on the Passing of the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act Sep 9, 2022

September 9, 2022 - Ontario's Big City Mayors (OBCM) Statement on the Passing of the Strong Mayors, Building Homes ActWith the passing of the Strong Mayors, Building Home Act, 2022

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