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Province Moves To Scrap Election of District Chair

Posted: 2018-07-27 10:41:17 By: hbr

At this morning’s news conference Premier Doug Ford said "We ran on a commitment to restore accountability and trust, to reduce the size and cost of government, including an end to the culture of waste and mismanagement," Ford said. "Because one thing every politician at every level and in every region needs to remember, is that we all share the same boss. We all work for the people."

The Better Local Government Act is intended to institute a series of reforms to municipal governments in the City of Toronto as well as the York, Peel, Niagara and Muskoka regions.

The act will amend the Municipal Act and the Municipal Elections Act to reverse changes, introduced in 2016, that mandate the election of new regional chairs in York, Peel, Niagara and Muskoka Regions and return the system that was in place prior to 2016.