Niagara Regional Chair onside with Province’s municipal governance legislation
Published November 16, 2022 at 3:17 pm
Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley is onside with the legislation introduced today (November 16) at Queen’s Park that will allow the Province extended powers on the municipal level.
“As such, I fully respect the province’s authority over local governments and their ability to make decisions they feel are in the best interest of the people of Ontario.”
While he was virtually a lock to be voted back in as regional chair at the November 24 council meeting, Bradley found himself in the position where Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark simply reappointed him today, as well as Nando Iannicca in Peel, and Wayne Emerson in York.
Bradley was also positive towards the conditions of the new legislation that deal with creating houses more quickly.
“I applaud the province for considering all options at their disposal to address this crisis, including exploration of expansion of so-called ‘strong mayor’ powers. As Regional Chair, I look forward to working with the announced Provincial facilitators to find ways to better support our growing population while addressing the housing crisis.”