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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
Queen's Park

Bill Walker MPP

Media Release:

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2019

Walker heading to rural municipal conference; first time as Minister

OWEN SOUND -- Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is no stranger to municipal conferences. Since being elected to represent the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, the local MPP has attended more than a dozen municipal conferences, often assisting local municipal leaders in their meetings with provincial ministers.

This year’s rural municipal conference will be a little bit different for Walker. Next week, Walker himself will be hosting mayors and councillors as a Minister at the 2019 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference. Walker was appointed last November to serve as Minister of Government and Consumer Services at Queen’s Park.

“I’m honoured to have the privilege to serve from the other side and to hear from municipal leaders about their local needs,” Walker said. “I look forward to building relationships with all of them, and working together to provide solutions that make sense for their communities and the people we serve.”

Walker said the province and municipalities are united by a common goal of working for the people and respecting the taxpayer.

“To me, this conference is an excellent opportunity for our government and local municipalities to talk about how we’re going to deliver better and more efficient services for people across the province” he said.

“As always, I also look forward to joining our local councils in their meetings where we will highlight our needs here in Bruce and Grey, from infrastructure management and rural economic development to rural health care,” Walker said. “The conference is an excellent opportunity to listen and work together to develop solutions.”

The 2019 ROMA conference runs from Sunday, January 27 to Tuesday, January 29 in Toronto.

Contact: Ana Sajfert | | 416-768-1534

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