Minister Mitchell attends national meeting of Ministers Responsible for Local Government

Canada’s Ministers Responsible for Local Government met in Quebec City this week. Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell represented Prince Edward Island at the national meeting.
“It was an honour for me to attend the annual meeting of Ministers Responsible for Local Government. It was an opportunity to engage with my colleagues, share collaborative discussions and gain knowledge based on what is or isn’t working in other provinces and territories across the country,” said Minister Mitchell. “For the most part, we are all facing the same challenges in various forms. Whether it is in regards to municipal restructuring, funding or the roles and responsibilities of local government, we all share a goal of improving local governance in Canada to ensure its sustainability into the future.”

Provincial and territorial ministers shared information on recent policies and legislative changes and discussed current issues in local finances and municipal governance. They also had the opportunity to hear presentations from the Presidents of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec about the importance of planning in building strong and healthy communities. Ministers also spent time identifying common priorities for the year ahead and committed to continued collaboration on key priorities for Canadian municipalities.

The next meeting of Ministers Responsible for Local Government will be in June 2017 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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