Ontario Announces Regional Government Review

On January 15th, the Ontario government announced that it is reviewing the governance, decision-making, and service delivery functions of 8 regional municipalities and Simcoe County.  According to the provincial government, the review is to help ensure that these municipalities are working effectively and efficiently, and can continue to provide the vital services that communities depend on. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has appointed 2 special advisors as an advisory body to help with this review, Ken Seiling and Michael Fenn.

Read about the process on the official website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review

Read more about reactions to the review in these media reports:

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/01/18/amid-provincial-review-simcoe-county-leaders-and-residents-want-to-chart-their-own-course.html

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9126785-ontario-to-review-regional-government-model-including-simcoe-county/

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9127145-special-advisers-named-to-review-ontario-regional-municipalities-called-honest-thorough-fair-/