From the Province

The Ministers' Forum

The Ministers’ Forum demonstrates how many ministries interact with municipal governments and provides an opportunity for delegates to address ministers directly with questions on key municipal issues. The 2018 forum did not disappoint with 18 ministers in attendance signaling a strong commitment from the government to work in partnership with municipalities in Ontario



The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

Premier Doug Ford’s first speech to the AMO AGM and Conference was very well received by delegates. Delegates who had attend the FONOM or NOMA conferences in spring 2018 had an opportunity to hear him address municipal leaders as part of his successful 2018 provincial election campaign.


Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario NDP and the Official Opposition

Delegates gave a warm welcome to Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition. The 2018 Conference was Andrea Horvath’s 10th year addressing AMO members as leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party and her 1St time as Leader of the Official Opposition.


John Fraser, Interim Leader, Ontario Liberal Party

Interim Liberal Party Leader John Fraser received a warm welcome for delegates as he addressed the conference. John Fraser, MPP has represented the Riding of Ottawa South since 2013.


Mike Schreiner, Leader, Green Party

Delegates welcomed Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner for his first address to the AMO Conference. 2018 is the first time a Green Party Leader has addressed the AMO AGM and Conference. Mike Schreiner was elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 2018.


Steve Clark, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister was warmly welcomed by delegates for his first speech to the AMO Conference as Minister. No stranger to municipal government, Clark has served previously as Mayor of Brockville, AMO President, CAO of the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands, and MPP for Leeds – Grenville.