October 25, 2019 – Today, Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) released the following statement on behalf of Ontario’s big-city mayors:
I’m very pleased that Minister Clark’s announcement demonstrates the Province’s measured approach to its partnership with the municipal sector. We know we can deliver more efficient services for our residents when we work together, and Minister Clark has proven that over these last few months.
Municipal governments understand our communities’ needs and are often best-positioned to respond to deliver the services our residents require.
I’m encouraged by today’s announcement. It signals a long-term commitment from the Province to work collaboratively with municipalities in the years ahead.
In the coming months, we will look forward to working with the Province as it considers additional opportunities to better coordinate our service delivery, including possible alignment of municipal and provincial fiscal years and shared voter lists.
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Mayor Cam Guthrie, City of Guelph, Chair of LUMCO
The Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) includes mayors of 28 single and lower-tier cities with a population of 100,000 or more, amounting to 67% of Ontario’s population. LUMCO advocates for issues and policies important to Ontario’s largest cities.