Mayor Bonnie Crombie and several Members of Council attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2018 conference in Ottawa where they had positive discussions with government officials, including Cabinet Ministers, MPPs, and industry stakeholders regarding the priorities and issues facing Mississauga today.
Mayor Crombie alongside councillors David Cook (Ward 1), Karen Ras (Ward 2), Chris Fonseca (Ward 3), Ron Starr (Ward 6) and Sue McFadden (Ward 10) represented the City in those discussions with government officials which covered important topics such as transit, climate change, community safety, cannabis legislation, the City of Mississauga’s capital plans, infrastructure, labour arbitration, economic development, job creation, NAFTA, the Ontario Growth Plan 2017, affordable housing, and regional governance.
“The AMO Conference is an important opportunity to meet with government officials to discuss what matters to Mississauga,” said Mayor Crombie. “It was especially important this year with a new provincial government; we need to introduce to a new audience our priorities, as well as the challenges we face as a maturing city. I was encouraged by our positive discussions with Ministers, MPPs, as well as the Leader of the Official Opposition and remain confident and focused on advancing these discussions. I’m confident Mississauga made its mark on the new government.”
Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer Gary Kent and City Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench also participated in the conference.
For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.