Province undertaking Regional Government review
The District of Muskoka is one of eight regions (Halton, York, Durham, Waterloo, Niagara, Peel, Oxford County) plus Simcoe County, governed by a
two-tier local government
. The upper tier is the District of Muskoka and the lower tiers are the Towns and Townships (e.g. Township of Lake of Bays and Town of Huntsville). To see information on what services are provided by the province, District and local municipalities,
The Ontario government has invited residents of Muskoka and the eight other regions, to provide “local input on how to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery for regional governments and member municipalities.” The province has launched an online consultation portal where people can submit comments until April 23, 2019.
District Chair John Klinck and the mayors of all the lower-tier municipalities met with representatives from the government review committee in February.
LOBA will be providing written comments and will share this with our members.