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Huron CAO Wants Lines of Communication to Remain Open

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

Meighan Wark says they want to continue their strong relationship with MPP Lisa Thompson.

Huron County's Chief Administrative Officer stresses clear lines of communication with the provincial government, as the new Council starts its four-year term.

The 2018 municipal election was held four months after the Progressive Conservative government under Premier Doug Ford was elected.

The changing of the guard at Queen's Park may mean less funding for Counties and lower-tier municipalities to draw from, for projects like infrastructure and social housing.

Huron CAO Meighan Wark says the County has always had a strong relationship with Huron-Bruce Tory MPP Lisa Thompson.

Wark says communication with the province through Thompson's office must remain strong, and Huron's concerns must be heard in Toronto.

She says timing is everything, because the County would need to adjust their capital project plans if funding cuts were on the way.

Wark says Huron County and its nine municipalities will continue to lobby the province through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.


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