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‘We need to deliver a clear message’: Simcoe County council responds to proposed Ontario legislation

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Jun 4th, 2023
Steve Clark (left), Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, will be receiving a letter based on a motion by Clearview Township Mayor Doug Measures that was passed May 23 by Simcoe County council.

From Simcoe.com, May 24, 2023
By Travis Mealing 

Steve Clark, Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, should brace for a blast from Simcoe County.

A motion by Clearview Township Mayor Doug Measures, fast-tracked by council May 23, will see a letter sent detailing concerns over Bill 112.

That proposed legislation, introduced May 18, would see the Regional Municipality of Peel dissolved, and Simcoe County and five other regional governments audited to see if their lower-tier municipalities can stand alone.

“It’s time for more clarity,” Measures said in explaining the urgency of his motion. “We need to deliver a clear message to our colleagues in the province.”

Passed by a margin of 23-9, the motion will see a letter sent indicating council “believes strongly” in the current two-tier system and the dissolution of the county “should absolutely not be a consideration.”

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