Municipalities get mixed messages at AMO meeting - 2019-08-17
This week's Market Squared looks at the mixed messages from the Premier after his speech to the conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario
This week's conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario felt like the last hour of Avengers: Endgame, everyone was going to be there, they all knew there was going to be a fight, and it was all going to end with either a wedding or a funeral.
Pre-conference, the expectation was that Premier Doug Ford was going to change the channel. After a spring of one disappointing announcement after another concerning cuts to municipal funding, Ford was going to talk to those directly offended in-person, and he brought his entire cabinet to AMO in a show of good faith.