Supplied by Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano…
Ontario’s government is working for the people to improve local service delivery and efficiency
in the province’s municipalities. On March 20, 2019, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs
and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural
Prince Township will receive $247,400 to improve service delivery by finding smarter, more
efficient ways to spend money that help those who need it most while respecting taxpayer
dollars. This will support some of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities that may have limited
capacity to plan, modernize and improve the way they provide services to their communities.
“Taxpayers need their local government to deliver modern, efficient services that show respect
for their hard-earned dollars. This funding will help small and rural municipalities improve how
they deliver services and reduce the ongoing costs of providing those services,” said Steve
Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “I look forward to continuing to work together
with our municipal partners to help people and businesses in communities across our province
Ontario’s government for the people was elected to restore transparency and accountability in
Ontario’s finances. The province undertook a line-by-line review of its own expenditures, and
we have been clear that we expect our partners, including municipalities, to be taking steps to
become more efficient. Examples could include service delivery reviews, development of
shared services agreements, IT solutions, capital investments or other projects. Municipalities
will decide how to best target funding to benefit their local communities.
The funding supports Ontario’s commitment to reduce the cost of government.
Prince Township will received a one time investment of $247,400.
405 small and rural municipalities will receive funding.
To ensure investments are targeted to where they are needed most, funding will be
allocated based on the number of households in a municipality and whether the
municipality is urban or rural.