August 2018
Minister of Municipal Affairs Commits to Reducing Unnecessary Reporting

2018-08-21 8:29:45 PM


Today, during his address before the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark committed that the province would work with municipalities to reduce unnecessary reporting. Referring to it as a "mission to end this bureaucratic gridlock," Minister Clark echoed the concerns that AMCTO raised in its landmark 2017 report on municipal-provincial reporting: that it is onerous, excessive, fragmented, duplicative, and often a barrier to effective municipal service delivery. 

Over the past several years AMCTO has been advocating for a better approach to municipal-provincial reporting. Prior to the election AMCTO met with the Secretary of the Cabinet and senior public servants from a number of ministries. We are pleased that the new government is committed to acting on this important file. 

During his speech Minister Clark also said that the new government would also focus on cutting red tape, increasing housing supply, strengthening regional governments and finding efficiencies in municipal affairs and housing. The Minister also re-signed the province's Memorandum of Understanding with AMO. 

For more: 

AMCTO Report--Bearing the Burden: An Overview of Municipal Reporting to the Province

Press Release: Ontario Strengthening Relationship with Municipalities 


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