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Province Backs Down On Changes To Muskoka District Governance

Posted: 2019-10-25 12:36:30 By: hbr

The Ontario government says it will not radically redesign Muskoka District and other regional governments.

Instead of enacting sweeping changes, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced that the province will offer up $143-million to municipalities across the province to find new ways to lower costs and improve services.

In January, two advisers reviewed Ontario’s eight regional municipalities including Muskoka District and the lower-tier municipalities.

10 months later, the province decided not to make changes to the District.

In a news release, Clark is quoted saying "Throughout this extensive review, the government heard that local communities should decide what is best for them in terms of governance, decision making and service delivery.