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August 2019

Ontario’s big city mayors await details on transitional funding Aug 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 - Ontario's big city mayors are cautiously optimistic that transitional funding will soften the blow of Provincial funding cuts for 2020, but are again asking for a seat at the table to work with the Province over the longer term.Premier Doug Ford announced the

May 2019

Large Urban Mayors applaud Province’s deferral of retroactive funding cuts May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019 – Ontario’s big-city mayors are applauding Premier Doug Ford’s announcement that funding for public health, ambulance services, and daycare will be maintained this year, giving cities time to work with the Province on next steps.This responds to a key request of

Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of LUMCO, and LUMCO Mayors May 24, 2019

      Today, following a meeting of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), LUMCO Chair and Mayor of Guelph Cam Guthrie released the following statement:“Big-city mayors from across Ontario continue to be alarmed about

April 2019

Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of LUMCO and LUMCO Mayors Apr 30, 2019

Today, Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) released the following statement on behalf of Ontario’s big-city mayors:“Big-city mayors from across Ontario are extremely concerned that the Government of Ontario is engaging in downloading by

February 2019

Large Urban Mayors' Caucus gathers in Guelph: Cam Guthrie and Jeff Lehman named Chair and Vice-Chair Feb 15, 2019

Guelph, Ont., February 15, 2019 – Guelph’s Mayor, Cam Guthrie, was confirmed as the Chair of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) at the group’s first meeting of the term this morning. Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, was elected Vice-Chair.LUMCO is

April 2016

ONTARIO‘S BIG CITY MAYORS ENCOURAGED BY PRIME MINISTER’S COMMITMENT TO PARTNER WITH CITIES ON KEY ISSUES Apr 18, 2016

The Large Urban Mayors‘ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) met with Prime Minister Trudeau and key members of his cabinet last week to discuss the issues facing the majority of cities in Ontario and across Canada, including infrastructure funding, job creation and affordable housing.

March 2016

ONTARIO’S BIG-CITY MAYORS‘ APPLAUD THE FEDERAL 2016 BUDGET Mar 23, 2016

For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 ONTARIO’S BIG-CITY MAYORS APPLAUD THE FEDERAL 2016 BUDGET The Federal Government‘s 2016 Budget is a historic one for Cities. First and foremost, we are pleased to see the priorities expressed by Federation of Canadian Municipalities were central to the budget, and that FCM itself has a role in implementing these priorities, including infrastructure and affordable housing.

October 2015

ONTARIO’S BIG-CITY MAYORS CONGRATULATE PRIME MINISTER-ELECT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA Oct 20, 2015

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 20, 2015ONTARIO‘S BIG-CITY MAYORS CONGRATULATE PRIME MINISTER-ELECT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA. The Ontario Big City Mayors congratulate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party for winning the federal election

May 2015

Ontario's Big City Mayors Talk Jobs, Transit & Housing with Federal Parties Heading into the Election May 6, 2015

The Mayors of Ontario's largest cities traveled to Parliament Hill this week to ensure the key issues of gridlock and transportation, job creation and affordable housing are addressed on federal agendas heading into the 2015 election. The Large Urban Mayors, Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO),

April 2015

Ontario's Big City Mayors meet with Premier to discuss issues facing majority of Ontarians Apr 22, 2015

The Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) met with Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen’s Park on Monday, April 20 to discuss key issues facing communities across the Province. 19 Mayors of Ontario’s largest cities attended