AMO Releases Pre-budget Submission

Yesterday the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) released its 2017 provincial Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.  The submission contained a number of recommendations for the Government of Ontario, including:

  • Working with the municipal sector to develop a bolder revenue framework for Ontario’s municipal governments
  • Adding inflationary increases to the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)
  • Becoming a more active funding partner for social and affordable housing
  • Modifying a recent policing grant announcement to ensure that municipalities don’t face additional financial risks in the long-term
  • Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of police services
  • Reforming Ontario’s interest arbitration system
  • Maintaining the provincial 1/3 contribution for cost-shared infrastructure funding  (even if the federal government contributes a greater amount)

Find out more about this submission, or read the full report here.

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