Reinstituting the District's Northern Status, Affordable Housing, & Broadband: Discussions at ROMA
Earlier this week, Mayor Terry Glover and CAO Bryan Brown travelled to Toronto to attend the 2023 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference. Together with approximately 1,000 other Mayors, Councillors and senior staff from hundreds of communities across Ontario, they met with numerous Provincial and Federal Ministers to discuss such issues as funding for Broadband and High-Speed Internet, Affordable Housing, Municipal Modernization, Cultural Tourism and the possibility of reinstituting the District of Muskoka within the Northern designation.
Mayor Glover said he "found these meetings to be very positive and informative" and he "looks forward to working closely with the Province and the Government of Canada on several exciting projects over the course of the next 3 years."
Minister Steve Clark and Mayor Terry Glover discussing the status of the Township's Municipal Modernization Grant application.
District of Muskoka delegation with Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, regarding the possible reinstitution of the District of Muskoka returning to Northern status.
Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Hon. Greg Rickford with Mayor Terry Glover.
Hon. Gudie Hutchings, Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Mayor Terry Glover discussing potential Federal funding opportunities for the development of broadband service in the Township of Lake of Bays.
Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, discussing the challenges of Provincial, District and Township health-related priorities with Mayor Terry Glover.
Mayor Terry Glover speaking to Federation of Cottagers' Association Executive Director Terry Rees and Ontario Good Roads Association Communications and Marketing Manager Rachel Swiednicki about the roles and relationships between these organizations and the Township of Lake of Bays
Township of Georgian Bay Mayor Peter Koetsier, Minister of the Ministry of Red Tape Reduction Hon. Parm Gill and Mayor Terry Glover meeting to discuss the legal status of floating accommodations.
Hon. Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Mayor Terry Glover discussing the availability of Provincial funding opportunities for economic development in the Township of Lake of Bays