The province is reviewing the structure of municipal governments in York and Peel as well as a half dozen regional and county governments across Ontario, covering 82 municipalities in total. The review is focused on “improve regional governance and service delivery”.
Former deputy minister and municipal chief administrator Michael Fenn and former Region of Waterloo chair Ken Seiling, are leading the review.
They are consultations with stakeholders underway now, including an online consultation. The review is particularly interested in how effective the current decision-making processes are, how well aligned the different governments in the regions are, and whether there are inefficiencies or opportunities for cost savings in the current system.
You can participate in the review by emailing a submission to email@example.com (they ask that submissions be kept to 500 words) or by going to the consultation website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-regional-government-review . The consultations continue until April 23rd and a report is expected this summer.
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