The second annual Local Government Summit was held yesterday in Ottawa, in advance of a conference for provincial and territorial ministers of municipal affairs scheduled for July in Regina. Saskatchewan municipal association presidents Ray Orb (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities) and Gordon Barnhart (Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association) co-chaired the summit of municipal association presidents from Canadian provinces and territories.
Federation of PEI Municipalities President, Bruce MacDougall, joined his association colleagues across the country in discussions about the future of municipal governments. “Strong municipalities are the foundation for strong communities and a strong province,” said MacDougall. “Exchanging information and ideas with our counterparts from other provinces and territories benefits our members as the Federation continues to work with the province to address the challenges facing municipalities in PEI.”