When did this process start?
The Province initiated a review of 8 regional municipalities, in Jan 2019. These include Simcoe County, and their lower-tier municipalities, including Halton Region, to ensure that they “are working efficiently and effectively. Amalgamation of municipalities is one of the probable outcomes. This could potentially mean that Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills will be merged to form the City of Halton.
What’s the concern expressed by the Oakvillians
” Halton and its municipalities are already models of efficiency and amongst the best places to live in Canada. Amalgamation will be enormously costly in financial, social and human terms; cause enormous disruption, confusion, and conflict; and not produce benefits. It will also mean a loss of our voice within a large regional bureaucracy. Why fix something that is not broken? “
How are they opposing it?