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Halton Regional Chair continues to work with provincial leaders on growth-related issues facing the Region

Posted: Aug. 28, 2015 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article

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Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr and members of Regional and Local Councils attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference in Niagara Falls, where they met with Provincial leaders to discuss the critical issues facing Halton Region. A key area of focus for these discussions is the significant challenge facing Halton Region as a result of the mandated growth targets set out in the Provincial Places to Grow Act.

“We continue to emphasize to Provincial leaders the pressing need to find solutions to ensure the Region can meet provincial growth targets,” said Gary Carr, Halton’s Regional Chair. “Halton is mandated to grow to 780,000 by the year 2031, which means the Region needs long-term funding and legislative tools to ensure that taxpayers are not responsible for the financial impacts of growth.”

Chair Carr, along with Mayor Rick Goldring, City of Burlington; Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills; Mayor Gordon Krantz, Town of Milton; Mayor Rob Burton, Town of Oakville; and a number of Regional and local Councillors met with several Provincial leaders:

Halton Region continues to advocate to both the Provincial and Federal governments as part of the Region’s Advocating for a Strong Halton campaign which highlights the pressing issues facing the Region and identifies the specific action required from both levels of government to address them. To learn more, visit halton.ca/advocacy.


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