The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing confirmed individual municipal Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) allocations would remain stable for 2008.

At the August 2007 AMO Conference, Premier McGuinty announced that the province would upload the cost of the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) in 2008 and begin uploading the costs of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in 2009 – resulting is savings for municipalities of $935 million a year by 2011. The Premier further committed that the overall OMPF allocation in 2008 would not be reduced as a result of the upload.

Today, the Ministries of Finance and Municipal Affairs and Housing wrote to Heads of Council and treasurers confirming individual municipal allocations for 2008 would not be less than 2007 allocations.

Additional details regarding 2008 OMPF allocations is available at: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/english/budget/ompf/2008/

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