Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau and Councilors have been attending the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference in Toronto this week. (photos submitted)
It gives local municipalities the opportunity to meet and/or hear from the Province on a wide variety of subjects and provides outreach and advocacy work on behalf of rural municipalities and outline support for key rural initiatives. The ROMA Board ensures that the interests and priorities of rural Ontario are heard loud and clear.
Provincial Ministers were receiving delegations all day on Monday from groups from across the province, at which Mayor Charbonneau and Myette were two.
They met with Minister of Education, Lisa Thompson and discussed the issue of the exploding school crisis and ‘baby boom’ that is being experienced in Saugeen Shores and area. The reiterated the need for more classroom space and, apparently, Minister Thompson is familiary with the situation.
Mayor Charbonneau and Myette also met with the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, Monte McNaughton about honouring the previous government’s commitment to have a working relationship with the Federal government when it comes to infrastructure funding with a special focus on ‘recreational facilities’.