Guelph delegation to meet with Provincial ministers at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference

Guelph Innovation District, Open Government, and 2-way GO on the agenda

GUELPH, ON, August 14, 2015 – Mayor Cam Guthrie will lead a delegation from Guelph at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Niagara Falls, August 16 to 19.

In addition to Mayor Guthrie, delegates will include Councillors James Gordon, Cathy Downer, and Mark MacKinnon; Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert; and other City staff.

The group will have meetings with:

  • Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid to discuss the City’s plans for the Guelph Innovation District (former Correctional lands);
  • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ted McMeekin to discuss Open Government; and,
  • Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca to discuss 2-way GO.

They will also participate in a round table discussion on climate change hosted by Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray.

The Guelph delegates will meet with the leader of the Ontario PC Party, Patrick Brown, and MPP Ernie Hardeman to discuss Aggregate Resources Act reform and the future of the Guelph Innovation District and the downtown.

The Mayor and Councillors will also participate in an annual Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario/ Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (LUMCO/MARCO) joint meeting. As well, they will take part in LUMCO delegation meetings with opposition leaders Patrick Brown and Andrea Horwath to discuss issues and opportunities facing Ontario’s large urban centres.

The AMO conference features close to 60 plenary sessions and workshops on municipal topics ranging from infrastructure funding to ranked ballot voting. Ontario’s Premier and both opposition leaders are featured speakers. More than 1,600 delegates are expected to attend.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system. More information can be found at

For more information

Kate Sullivan
Mayor’s Office
519-822-1260 extension 2558